petepetetue

petepetetue, v.i., fq. petetue. Thick.

Kua petepetetue te pākiri o te puaka i te katikatia‘anga e te namu.
The pig had thick skin from the frequent mosquito bites;

Ko te au pūtē petepetetue tā‘au e ‘apai, e vai‘o atu koe i te au mea angiangi.
You are to take the thick sacks and leave the flimsy ones;

‘E ‘apinga tika ai te petepetetue i tēnā au ‘opa paraoti.
It is really thick the material in those rolls of calico.
[petetue RR.]

petetue

petetue, v.i. Thick (opposite of angiangi, thin, flimsy).

Kua petetue te pata i runga i tāna varāoa i tōna parai‘anga.
She spread the butter thickly on her bread;

‘Auraka e parai petetue roa i te tiāmu.
Don’t put the jam on too thick;

‘E kāka‘u petetue tēia.
This is a thick material;

Kua ‘anga‘anga ma‘ata ‘aia i te viri‘anga i te ‘āuri nō te petetue.
He had a hard job to drill through the steel, it was so thick;

rauru roāngarere ē te petetue,
long, thick hair.
(see petepetetue, ‘aka(pete)petetue, tā(pete)-petetue.)

uka

uka, v.i.

1. Sway, bend, sag.

Kua uka tāna tākiri i te kai‘anga te kōkiri ki runga.
His rod sagged when the triggerfish struck;

Kua uka te mokotua o te ‘oro‘enua i te ‘akauta‘ia‘anga te ‘apainga ki runga.
The horse’s back sagged when the load was piled on;

Kua topa ‘aia ki raro i te uka‘anga te ‘ātava rākau.
He fell off when the branch sagged.

2. Yielding, thick, gummy, viscous (liquids).

‘E ngā‘i one uka tēnā, kā tomo tō vaevae mē nā reira koe.
The ground is soft there, you‘ll sink in if you go that way;

‘E uka roa tō ngaika i te tāvai‘anga.
You’ve mixed your lime too thickly;

Kua uka te pēni.
The paint is too thick. Kua uka!, well done!
[Pn. *‘uka.]