tuke

tuke. The empty shell (of a sea-egg).

Taria te tuke o te vana ki raro i te rua.
Throw the empty shells of the vana away in the pit;

‘E putunga tuke kina tei kō.
There is a heap of empty kina (sea-egg) shells over there. Tuke mata, the hollow around the eye, the bony ridges under the eyebrows.

Nō te roa i tōna maki‘anga, nō reira i naonao ei tōna tuke mata.
His eyes were sunken as a result of his long illness. ‘Uru‘uru tuke mata, eyebrow. Tuke ni‘o, part of jawbone in which teeth are set, dental plate.
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