1. nvt., To skin, peel, file, rasp, make a groove; to strip, as sugar-cane leaves from the stalk; furrow.
- Hole Waimea i ka ihe a ka makani (name song for Kamehameha I, Elbert and Mahoe 52), Waimea strips the spear of the wind [the wind refers to warriors, and the song describes their making of spears].
2. vi., To squirm, twist, turn, fidget; to caress passionately.
- Cf. pīhole.
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