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v.i. Come out and cling on (of crabs and shellfish). Kua iiki ua te ariri i runga i te akau. The ariri (dog-whelks) were out clinging to the reef; Ka iiki te pupu no te ua. The pupu (small whorled gastropods) w come out (from cover) and cling on to things because of the rain; Kua iiki te tupa ki runga i te au atavatava rakau i te pukeanga te vai. The land crabs climbed up and clung on to the branches when the floods came.

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