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toea

[toi-uh] /ˈtɔɪ ə/
noun, plural toea, toeas.
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, the 100th part of a kina.
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  • Mr. Barradas opened the tierce of tobacco, and Pan and toea and I dug out the nasty sticky layers with sheath knives.

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  • After supper she and toea were taken on shore, and at once went to Velo's house (which was that formerly occupied by Barry).

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  • Old Roku, the father of toea, stood quietly holding the staff of his spear and awaiting her reply.

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  • toea would go with her mistress to Sydney and remain with her for perhaps a year or more.

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British Dictionary definitions for toea

toea

/ˈtəʊɑː/
noun (pl) toea
1.
a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one-hundredth of a kina
Word Origin
from a Papuan language
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