ukauka

ukauka, fq. uka,

1. v.i. Sway to and fro, bend.

Kāre e ukauka tā‘au ‘ura mei tā tērā tamā‘inē ra.
Your dancing does not sway as well as that girl’s;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te ukauka‘anga te ara kākenga.
He was frightened when the ladder swayed;

‘E tangata ukauka tērā i te ‘ura.
He dances very sinuously.

2. Rather viscous.

‘E ukauka teia pēni,rīngia tēta‘i mangā ‘inu ki roto. This paint is rather thick, pour a little oil in.
[uka RR.]

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