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Uetonga Play

1. (personal name) grandson of Rūaumoko who lived in te pō where he taught Mataora the art of moko, who in turn taught men the art.

mataora Play

1. (noun) wedge.

2. (noun) tattooing instrument - named after Mataora, who received his moko from Uetonga in the underworld, and brought the art back to earth.

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