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    1. The leader on a fishing line. Kua tapeka aia i te karii ki runga i tana parau. He tied the leader on to his pearl-shell hook.
    2. The lines threaded through the top or bottom row of meshes on a fishing net, or the row of meshes. Kua akatika ratou i te karii o te kupenga e kua tamoumou i te uto e te tapou. They straightened up the lines running through the mesh and attached the floats and sinkers. [Np. *kalisi.]

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