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    1. Coral lime: a whitewash ob-tained by burning a white coral (punga, q.v.) in large pits. Kua eke a Purua ki raro i te vaarua e kua tuapara mai i te ngaika ki roto i te pereo. PŒurua got down into the pit and shovelled the lime up into the buggy; Kua parai aia i te menema ki te ngaika. He whitewashed the grave-stone; Na matou i vai i tena toka ngaika. We split up that coral limestone.
    2. A mortar or concrete made by mixing pebbles and sand with coral lime. Kua vavai ratou i te patu ngaika taito ki raro. They broke down the old mortar wall; Kua patu te tangata i te taua i to ratou are ki te ngaika. People made the floors of their houses of concrete.

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