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lau.ʻauʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

vi. To withhold; stingy. Fig. to withhold or conceal strength, as a warrior (Malo 196, 203) or gambler; this may refer to the common tale motif of the idol hero who enters the battle only after his confederates are losing, as of Ka-welo, Pele, Panaʻewa. Another figurative use concerns a woman unattractive to males, and (AP) a lottery or game of chance. Cf. ʻauʻa.

lauʻauʻa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

Kuleana lauʻauʻa. Executive privilege, i.e. the right of the President to withhold information about his activities from the legislature or judiciary.

LAU-AU-A Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A playing at games of chance; gambling. See PILIWAIWAI.

2. Name of the maneuvers in or during a battle; also kaakaua.

LAU-A-UA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a wind at Hana, Maui; makani lauawaawa.

Lauaua (lă'u-āu'-a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lă'u-āu'-a /,

A game of chance; a lottery.

Lauaua (lā'u-au'-a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lā'u-au'-a /,

A body of counselors appointed to settle controversies arising between their alii or chiefs.

Lauaua (lă'u-ă'u-a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lă'u-ă'u-a /,

A certain wind at Hana, Maui; makani lauawaawaa, also called lauawa.

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