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v.i. Thick through, stout and solid (of a post or building), swollen (of flesh or a limb). E ono ini te matoru o teia potonga rakau. This piece of timber is six inches thick; Kua matoru meitaki teia patu i te maanianga. This wall was built good and solid; E pou matoru teia no te akoko o te aua. This is a thick post for the corner of the fence; Kua matoru tona rima i te kakatiiaanga e te veri. His arm was swollen up after it had been bitten by the centipede. (See matorutoru, akamatoru-(toru).) [Pn. *maa-tolu.]

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