Gunner's daughter


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the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment.

See also: Gunner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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HIS album, out in January, has a typical title - Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
m, His album, out in January, has the typically eccentric title Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
The Blueback Hussar tour is the latest in a series after a hiatus of 15 years and anticipates the 2013 release of his first album in almost 20 years - the wordily titled Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter. The mouthful of a title is archetypal of the dandy highwayman's verbosity and eccentricity, giving a decidedly British two fingered salute to commercial convention.
And, as the title of his forthcoming (we hope) new album Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying the Gunner's Daughter shows, he's lost none of that grandioseness that made him such a larger-than-life character in the first place.
A new album - Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter is currently being "fine tuned" - but his setlists have contained many of the classic songs from before his hiatus, the result of him taking care of his own affairs, including the release of the album through his own Blueblack Hussar Records label.
And next week he launches a full-scale tour, taking in Leamington's Assembly on Saturday, to showcase those old favourites and material from brand new album - Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter - which is scheduled for a February release.