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(NZ) another name for mopoke
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • The outward and visible sign or incarnation (aria) of Te Ua's deity was a ruru, or owl.

  • Said ruru: “I will resign half of my own life so that my beloved may be restored unto me.”

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • ruru stole away alone and went to a solitary place in the forest where he wept aloud.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • That the path of the ruru deer pink with withered leaves bedewed with blood that has been shed.

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