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n.v., To eat a dab of bait.

  • Figuratively, to take the leavings of others, to steal another's mate, one who does so; a beggar.
  • Examples:
    • He ʻai pala maunu na ka poʻe loaʻa (Kep. 103), an eater of bait dabs belonging to people with possessions [a scavenger, beggar].

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