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  • Despite that he knew what he was to see, when he did turn his head and beheld his wife and Sonny, the pair he had seen thieving in the dark, he went suddenly dizzy, and paused, supporting himself with a hand against a pillar, and smiling vacuously at the grouped singing boys who were pulsing the sensuous night into richer sensuousness with their honi kaua wikiwiki refrain.

    The Kanaka Surf

  • "And the Lord cried 'Welakahao,' and the day of Judgment began and was over wikiwiki, (quickly)" just like that; for Peter was a better bookkeeper than any in the Waterhouse Trust

    When Alice Told Her Soul

  • I ua moo nei i hoomaka ai e hele mai imua o kona mau Haku, aia hoi, ua uhi paaia ka aina i ka noe mai uka o Paliuli a puni ka aina; aka, aole i wikiwiki o Kihanuilulumoku i ka lawe i kona mau Haku, no ka mea, ua maopopo no ia Kihanuilulumoku ka manawa e hui ai na'lii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ia manawa, hoi wikiwiki aku la oia e halawai me kona kaikuahine me

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • A no keia olelo a ka wahine kamaaina, alaila, ua ano e ko ke Alii wahine manao, aole nae oia i wikiwiki i ka huhu; aka, i mea e maopopo lea ai ia ia, hoomanawanui no o Laielohelohe.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ina e noho ana iluna, mai wikiwiki aku oe, o ike e mai auanei kela ia oe, make e oe, aole e lohe i kau olelo, kuhi auanei ia oe he mea e.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Hauailiki naau eehia, ala ae la ia a holo wikiwiki aku la a hiki ma

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • A no ka maluhiluhi o ua Makaula nei, aole oia i wikiwiki mai e ike i ke ano o ke anuenue, nolaila, hoomaha iho la oia malaila.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • At the airport in Hawaii he heard wikiwiki applied to a shuttle bus, and thought it would be nice to call the technology to make web pages quickly WikiWikiWeb.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The wiki- part, we learnt, came from the Hawaiian wikiwiki, meaning "very quickly".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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  • A genetically engineered kiwi that has another kiwi growing inside of it.

    December 13, 2008

  • Hawaiian - " hurry, hurry", I was led to believe, whilst living in the islands.

    September 24, 2009

  • Hawaiian - fast, quick

    August 14, 2012