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punee

punee  n.— «Small keed time, 60’s in Kailua, and Laie area, had chase mastah, rough take, shaveice, yes, I heard “confonnit!” a lot. (I thought this was my name for a while, my faddah usta say to me alla time; “confonnit...

punee

punee  n.— «Prices range from $9 for hand painted or bamboo wind chimes; to $100 for hand-carved garden lanterns and teak steamer chairs; to $2,000 for antique teak punee bed frames.» —“Explorer shares treasures with...

swath

swath  n.— «It’s a really strange ship, it’s what’s called a swath. It’s a giant catamaran.…It’s only 60 metres long. It’s meant to be very stable. It typically works out of Hawaii and works out in the deep Pacific Ocean, but because...

punee

punee  n.— «Kristen Scott, an architect in Seattle, said about one-third of her empty nester clients asked for separate bedrooms, which can cost a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000. In Honolulu, Nancy Peacock, an architect, said...

ro-ro

ro-ro  n.— «The Kaholo is a roll-on/roll-off barge—”ro-ro,” in the parlance of maritime shipping—that is far easier to load and unload than if cars and trucks had to be hoisted on and off.» —“Young Brothers gets ro-ro...

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express n. a weather condition made of a jet stream of wet, warm air that reaches western North America from the Pacific Ocean, usually by way of Hawaii, and causes heavy rainfall. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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