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Same as hoahoa, tapa beater, washing stick.

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v. See HOA, to strike. To strike repeatedly on the head with a stick.

2. To beat kapa after coloring that it may be soft; hohoa kapa, to beat kapa with a stick on a stone.

3. To strike, as in fighting.

4. To smooth kapa out by beating; applied to the first process in beating.

s. A cane; a staff; a war club, an instrument for knocking down an adversary. See PAHOA.

Hohoa (hŏ'-hō'-a), n.

/ hŏ'-hō'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. The process of beating used in making tapa or native cloth.

2. The mallet used in beating the bark into tapa.

3. A war club. See pahoa.

Hohoa (hŏ'-hō'-a), v.

/ hŏ'-hō'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To strike repeatedly with the hohoa, the mallet used in making tapa.

2. To beat dyed tapa. This was done to soften it.

3. To smooth or even kapa or tapa out by beating; applied to the first process in beating.

4. To strike, as in fighting.

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