Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Hawaiian name of the mahoe, Pariti tiliaceum, which occurs in nearly all tropical countries and is abundant in all Pacific islands. It is generally planted near native habitations on account of its dense shade. For its various uses in Polynesia, see
balibagoand fau, 2. In Hawaii a decoction of the flowers is used as an emollient in bronchial and intestinal catarrhs.
“The word hau´ is a term of approbation, ēⁿ signifying yes, or affirmation, the two thus used together serving to intensify the expression.”
“I mean was she prodding the the poor wee rubber thing with that junior sized spear to wake it up and move it along ...? hau”
“She was cutting the many sections or nut-envelopes of the fruit into fluted bell-shapes preparatory to stringing them on the twisted and tough inner bark of the hau tree.”
“Van Horn motioned the old man in and on board, beckoned Borckman to take charge of the deck and of Nau-hau, and went below to get the money from his strong-box.”
“Nau-hau demanded, his tongue, but not his brain, encompassing so prodigious”
“For Nau-hau, in sullen volcanic rage, was ripe to erupt at the slightest opportunity.”
““Plenty work him fella Sati, long time,” Nau-hau drove to the point.”
“For an hour he strolled about, his right hand never far from the butt of the automatic that lay along his groin, his eyes never too far from the unwilling Nau-hau beside him.”
““Maybe too much trouble along you,” Nau-hau challenged back.”
“Born and trained to nakedness, Nau-hau trod the deck boldly and unashamed.”
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The triggerfish humuhumunukunukuapuaa belongs on this list too.
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