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    1. n.
    2. Coconut frond. Kua tapoki aia i te pai ki te ki kau maro. He covered the taro patch with dry coconut fronds.
    3. Basket plaited from coconut frond. E apai mai koe i taku ki kau taro. Bring me my basket of taro.
    4. Sheet of thatching plaited from coconut leaf. Kua raranga matou e toru anere ki kau are. We’ve plaited three hundred thatch sheets; Noku teia are ki kau. This thatched house is mine.
    5. Pointer, hand (of clock), needle (of compass). Eaa i ati ei te ki kau roa i to ora? Why is the long hand on your clock broken?; te ki kau o te kaveinga, the needle of the compass.
    6. v.i. New (of the moon). Kua ki kau te marama. The moon is new; I kite ana au i te marama ki kau i napo. I saw the new moon last night. (See taki kau.)

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