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patu ngaro

1. (noun) fly swat, fly swatter, fan to keep flies away.

He waiata tēnei nā te wahine, i a ia e tāwhiriwhiri ana i te kanohi o tana tāne mate i runga i te atamira ki te patu ngaro, he patu rango ki ētahi he papaki rango ki ētahi iwi (M 2006:20). / This is a song by a woman, which she sang as she fanned her dead husband's face as he lay upon the elevated platform, using a patu ngaro, a fan to keep flies away. It is variously known among different tribes as a patu rango and papaki rango (M 2006:21).

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