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n. A fish-weir or tunnel-trap built of coral rocks. Maania te makaatu kia oti ka pi a konei te tai. Get the fish-weir repaired, the tide w be in soon; I te maroanga te tai i te aiai kua uaki te ravakai i ta ratou makaatu. When the tide was low in the late afternoon the fisher-men opened the tunnel-trap; E ika makaatu ta matou. We’ve got some fish from the weir. [maka-, -atu4.]

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