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    1. Ridge. Te kaivi maunga, mountain ridge.
    2. Edge (of wall or plank, i.e. projection, not brink). Kare i pateka meitaki te kaivi o te rakau. The edge of this piece of wood isn’t smooth (straight, regular) enough.
    3. Hem or seam (of garment). E tui akaou i tetai ara taura na runga i teia kaivi o te kakau. Sew another row of stitches along this seam.
    4. Crease (down front of trousers). Ka atiati te kaivi i to piripou me noo pera koe. Youll spoil the crease in your trousers sitting like that.
    5. Spine or raised vein (in leaf). E rau kaivi tikatika. It’s a leaf with a straight spine.
    6. Grain (in wood). Kare au e inangaro kia peniia te ngutupa no te manea i te kaivi o te rakau. I don’t want the door painted, because there is a lovely grain in the wood. [ka-, ivi.]

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