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ohomauri

1. (verb) to jump into action, start suddenly, startle, astonish, astound, shock.

Ohomauri ana te tangata i tēnei whakaaturanga (TP 1/11/1901:5). / One was astounded by this revelation.

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2. (noun) surprise, shock.

Ka mea atu a Kāpene Kuku kia taraitia te pupuhi i te pū. Kātahi ka purua, ka whakapiria ki te pāpāringa, kātahi ka pūhia. Nō te pakūnga he ohomauri anake; tāia ana te pū rā ki runga ki te kōhatu, whati tonu atu, whiua atu hoki ki te wai (TWMNT 11/8/1874:203). / Captain Cook told him to try shooting the gun. The gun was then loaded and he held it to his check and fired it. When it exploded he got such a fright that he threw it down on the stones and it broke, and he threw it into the water.

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3. (noun) banded rail, Gallirallus philippensis assimilis - a secretive native bird with upperparts olive-brown and black with white spots, and underparts barred black-and-white. Lives in salt marshes, mangroves and swamps.

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