kirikiri

kirikiri, n. Small pebbles, shingle, gravel.

Kua ‘akaputu te tamariki i te kirikiri i ta‘atai.
The children made a pile of pebbles on the beach;

‘E au pūtē kirikiri teima‘a tēia.
These sacks of gravel are heavy;

Ka ‘aere mātou kā tari kirikiri ‘ei ‘āriki i te ‘are umu.
We are going to get a load of small pebbles to cover the floor of the cookhouse. (See kirikirirangi, tākiri-kiri.) [Pn. *kili-kili.]

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