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whio Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to whistle.

E haere mai ana te tereina, ka tata ki te Paewai ka whio te tereina (TPH 26/10/1898:6). / The train was coming and when it was near Woodside it whistled.


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2. (noun) whistle.

Kātahi ka whakatangihia te whio o te tima, hei karanga i a Te Apere, Kaiwhakawā, kia puta mai ia ki waho, ā haere mai ana ia (TWMNT 27/6/1876:155). / Then the whistle of the ship was blown to call Mr Aubrey, the Magistrate, to appear and he came out.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 168;)


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3. (noun) blue duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos - blue-grey duck with a pale pink bill found along fast-flowing mountain streams and rivers in native forest and tussock grassland. Named after the call of the male bird.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 25;)


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