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    1. Lip(s). Kua tou kerekere tona ngutu no te pakari i te anu. His lips were blue it was so cold; E tangata ngutu petetue tera. That man has got thick lips; te ngutu i runga (Lev. 13.45), the upper lip.
    2. Snout. Kua ketu te puaka i te repo ki tona ngutu. The pig rooted in the dirt with its snout; E puaka ngutu roa teia. This pig has a long snout.
    3. Beak. Kua paopao te manu i te one ki tona ngutu. The bird pecked the ground with its beak.
    4. Spout; lip (of jug). Kua repo te ngutu o taau tikata. The spout of your kettle is dirty; Kua ngaa te ngutu o te tia. The lip of the jug is broken.
    5. (Narrowed) entrance, esp. that of the channel through the reef into the lagoon (ngutu ava). Kua takauri to matou vaka ki te ngutu o te ava. Our canoe capsized at the entrance to the reef channel. (See tangutu,2, (ta)ngutu-are.) [Pn. *„utu.]

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