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umu

/uːmuː/
noun (pl) umu
1.
(NZ) another name for hangi (sense 1)
Word Origin
Māori
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  • Harry therefore gave the word to umu, who in turn uttered a few sharp orders to the men, whereupon the ranks closed up.

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood
  • “So much the worse for you,” growled umu savagely, for the delay was beginning to tell upon his patience.

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood
  • “If he has, every tenth man of your bodyguard shall lose his hands and feet,” snarled umu savagely.

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood

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