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whārua Play

1. (stative) be concave.

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2. (noun) valley, hollow, depression.

He mātotoru tonu te tau atu o te hauhunga ki te whārua i ngā pō kapua kore, hau kore o te hōtoke (PK 2008:87). / The frost settles quite thickly in the valley on the cloudless, windless nights of winter.

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