tātāvere

tātāvere, n. Flutemouth, a long fish with trunk-like mouth; used jokingly of a lanky person.

I tōku kite atu‘anga i te tātāvere, kua manako au ē ‘e aku nō te ma‘atama-‘ata.
When I saw the

tātāvere
I thought it was an

aku
it was so huge;

Ā te tātāvere rāi koe!
You are as lean as a rake!

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