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1. (verb) to be stormy, tempestuous - sometimes as puhoro.

Tai puhoro: ——He tai e āki ana ki runga toka, ka puhoro atu ki raro; ki roto ranei i te ana, ka pakū i roto, ka puha ki waho (M 2004:218). / Stormy sea: A sea driving onto rocks and pounds down; or into a cave, exploding inside, then blowing out.


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2. (noun) moko (tattoo) on the thigh or arm.

Nōwhea e oti i a ia, i a Te Māhuki, ngā puhoro, me ngā peke-ngārara - ngā pūtaringa, te ngū, ngā tītī, ngā tīwhana, me ērā atu hanga (KO 14/4/1883:5). / There was no way that he, Te Māhuki, could complete the tattoos on the thighs, on the limbs, the marks under the ears, on the side of the nose, the uppermost lines on the forehead, the lines above the eyebrows, and other ornamentation.


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3. (noun) bad weather.


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4. (noun) traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern.


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