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holehole

/ hole.hole / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Reduplication of hole 1, hole 2.

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌlelo ka waha, holehole ka lima, the mouth talks, the hand strips [of one who speaks as a friend but does unfriendly deeds].
  • References:
    • PNP solesole.

2. vt., To mix different feathers in a lei; mingling, as feathers.

  • Rare

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v. See HOLE, to peel. To peel; to strip off, as the skin from the flesh; as the flesh from the bones; holehole iho la lakou i na iwi o Lono, they skinned the bones of Lono (Captain Cook), that is, separated the bones from the flesh.

2. To separate one thing from another.

Holehole (hō'-lĕ-hō'-le), v.

/ hō'-lĕ-hō'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Freq. of hole.]

1. To peel; to strip off, as the skin from the flesh or the flesh from the bones: holehole iho la lakou i na iwi o Lono, they skinned the bones of Lono (Captain Cook), that is, separated the bones from the flesh.

2. To strip from the stalk or stem of a plant, as in thrashing cane.

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