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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ku’i ku’i

ku’iku’i: To pound, punch, strike, box, hit, hammer; to beat out, as metals; to churn, as butter; to boom or clap, as thunder; to smite, injure, to jar; to prod, as ‘opihi shells from rocks with a knife, formerly with sharp stones; to clash (as sound).

wauke ku’iku’i: Bast from fully mature wauke that required more beating (ku’iku’i) than younger wauke (wauke ohiohi).

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