from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Hawaiian musical instrument, made of a gourd or a joint of bamboo. It has three holes, two of which are fingerholes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A scraper or stick used to play a guiro.


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  • Polum etiam Magnetis haud long� vltra Tabin situm esse, certis Magnetis obseruationibus didici: circa quem et Tabin plurimos esse scopulos, difficil閙que et periculosam nauigationibus existimo: difficiliorem tamen ad Cathaium accessum fore opinor, ea pua nunc v韆 in Occidentem tentatur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • "Throw it at them, I guess," said Paithan, considerably tickled at the thought of flinging pua fruit into the universe.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • "The market price on pua fruit is the highest I've seen it," said the merchant, floundering along in the lieutenant's wake, tripping and stumbling over coils of rope, careening off casks of wine.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • The news of the peaceful meeting of two armies on the plains of Seven Fields was like the sweet smell of rotting pua fruit-it had drawn every conceivable sort of fly.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • The human inhabitants paid the enemy scant attention, except for a young woman who followed after them, trying to sell them a bag of pua fruit.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • He had invested a considerable fortune in a load of pua fruit, to be delivered fresh, and was positive that delay and damp had caused it to rot.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • This will be the first shipment of pua to reach Paxar safely in twelve cycles.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • Instead of the deadly _pua_ poison contained in the stems of the creepers he had brought from the forest he had used the harmless gum which so closely resembled it that the eye could not distinguish between them.

    The Black Phantom

  • "Nolaila wau i ukali ai me ka hoomanawanui iloko o ka luhi, a me ka inea, iloko o na pilikia he nui, a ke ike nei wau, no'u ka pomaikai a no ka'u mau pua, mai ia oukou mai."

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Aole nae he ae o kahi muli loa, alaila, hoailona iho la lakou, ma ka huhuki ana i na pua mauu, o ka mea loihi o ka mauu, oia ka mea nana e hoalohaloha ko lakou kaikunane; aka, i ka hoailona ana, ku ia

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai


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