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tokatoka

1. (verb) to be rock hard.

Tokatoka ana te oneone i muri i ngā wiki kore marangai (Ng 1993:402). / The earth was rock hard after weeks without rain (Ng 1993:402).

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2. (modifier) rocky.

Ko ia tētehi o te paratunu o te hokowhitu Māori, he mea whakahau nei i Āperira o te tau 1943 kia pāhoro, mau rawa i a rātau te tohu whenua nei a Takrouna, inarā, he tāmore tokatoka, tūparipari nei, tata atu ki te kotahi mano putu te teitei ake i ētehi putunga uru ōriwa i raro ake (TTR 2000:112). / He was one of the platoon from the Māori Battalion that was ordered, in April 1943, to capture and secure the Takrouna feature, because it was a steep, rocky outcrop almost a thousand feet above some olive groves.

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ākau tokatoka

1. (noun) rocky shore.

He matatini ngā rauropi e kitea ana i te ākau tokatoka, pērā i te rimurimu, te pāpaka, te kina, te kūtai, te tio, te pūpū me te huhua noa atu (RP 2009:294). / There is a complexity of organisms found on the rocky shore, such as seaweed, crabs, sea urchins, mussels, oysters, winkles and many more.

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