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ngaere

1. (verb) to oscillate, quake, shake, tremble (as a bog).

Ka ngaere a raro o te whenua (W 1971:226). / The ground underneath shook.

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2. (verb) to roll (as the sea).

Ka ngaere te moana nei (W 1971:226). / The sea rolls here.

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3. (noun) necklace shell, Tanea zelandica -  medium-sized sea snail predatory, a marine gastropod mollusc that lives in shallow water to depths of 550 m around the coast of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Light-brown shell usually covered in rows of brown V-shaped markings.

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