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vi., Depression, gutter, ravine; lines of the hand, loose skin over the eyeball; tuck in a garment, shirring, ruffling; descent, as of trail or road; of low rank (Kep. 125); to bend, duck, hang, sag, slacken, stoop; to relax; to ruff, as a mat.

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    • Hoʻailona ʻalu, tuck creaser, of a sewing machine.
    • Hoʻonoho ʻalu, to make tucks, shirring; tucker on a sewing machine.
    • Mea hana ʻalu, tucker.
    • Wela ka hao, ʻalu ka uwea, the iron is hot, bend the wire [now is the time for fun, a saying originating at the Honolulu Iron Works].
    • Ua ʻalu ihola kapaniolo e lālau i ka pūʻolo, the cowboy leaned down to pick up the package.
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ʻaʻano, Lax, as articulation, in linguistics.

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Street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu, Oʻahu. Literally, depression.

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