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kaku Play

1. (verb) (-a) to scrape, scrape up, scoop up.

2. (noun) shredded leaves, left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax.

Kaku. He kuka nō te harakeke kua tākirihia te whītau, te muka (M 2004:372). / Shredded leaves. The waste fibre of the flax after the woody parts have been removed to obtain muka (fibre used in weaving, etc.) (M 2004:373).

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