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1. (verb) (-hia,-ia) to shake, quiver.

Ki te te whenua, ka tuwhera ngā poka hōhonu, ka whakahoroa ngā maunga, ka hūrorirori ngā whare (TTT 1/7/1929:1029). / If there's an earthquake, deep holes open up, mountains are caused to collapse, and houses sway about.

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2. (verb) (-hia,-ia) to scatter, sow.

I runga i te retinga ki ngā Pākehā, me mātua whakapai e aua Pākehā te whenua, arā me turaki ngā rākau, ka tahu ki te ahi, ka ki te karaihe, ko tōna tikanga whakapai tēnā (TJ 23/2/1899:2). / With regard to leasing to the Pākehā, they should first improve the land, that is they should clear the trees, burn them and sow with grass; that's what improve means.

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3. (noun) earthquake.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 74, 94-96; Te Māhuri Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 1;)

I te 8 o ngā rā o Tīhema nei, ka ngaoko te whenua o Whanganui nei i te , ā, i pakaru ko ngā kōrere wai mai ki te tāone, i kino katoa (TJ 4/1/1898:6). / On the 8th December the land here at Whanganui shook from the earthquake and the water pipes to the town were badly damaged.

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