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ngira

1. (loan) (noun) needle.

Ka pakaru ngā kākahu, ka tuia he kākahu mō rātou ki te kiri kekeno, he iwi toroa ngā ngira (TWM 20/2/1868:5). / When their clothes were torn they sewed garments of seal skins and the needles were of albatross bone.

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hauora ā-ngira

1. (loan) (noun) acupuncture -a medical procedure in which the tips of slender needles are inserted into the skin at key points in various parts of the body to stimulate nerve impulses to treat health disorders and relieve pain.

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