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pūkāea

1. (noun) long wooden trumpet - from 1 to 2 metres in length and made of wood and bound with vine. The mouthpiece was a finely carved human figure, and about 8 centimeters inside the cylinder was a tongue or valve of wood called tohetohe.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 169;)

Kātahi ka mea a Rua-wehea, “Ki te rongo ake i taku pūkāea - nā! he whakahau kai; kia tere mai te kai.” (JPS 1909:208). / Then Rua-wehea said, "When you hear my long wooden trumpet, take note, it is a command for food, and make haste about preparing it."

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