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Taupo

[tou-poh] /ˈtaʊ poʊ/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in N New Zealand, in the central part of North Island: largest lake in New Zealand. About 234 sq. mi. (605 sq. km).
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  • The Taupo or "village maiden" is a functionary as indispensable to a Samoan village as a chief, or even a missionary.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
  • Because the movements of the siva are natural, the body of the Taupo is natural.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
  • The geographer could not have guessed if the word "Taupo," frequently repeated, had not attracted his attention.

  • Not so the Taupo tribes, who were less controlled by such motives.

    The Treaty of Waitangi T. Lindsay Buick
  • It was signed by one of the handmaidens of Seuka, the Taupo of Pago Pago.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
  • Naturally, the little settlement at Taupo was thrown into a state of intense excitement.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • A few days later the chiefs were again in council, when new forces were gathered from the Waikato, Taranaki, and Taupo.

    The Treaty of Waitangi T. Lindsay Buick
  • The Taupo lives in a house of her own, attended by eight or ten handmaidens and a stern—a very stern—duenna.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
  • The Tongans marched up—about fifty of them—led by their Taupo dressed in a fine mat and dancing as she came.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Nellie van De Grift Sanchez
  • Before these centre posts the host and hostess sit when receiving their guests, and here the Taupo sits when she makes the kava.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Taupo

Taupo

/ˈtaʊpəʊ/
noun
1.
Lake Taupo, a lake in New Zealand, on central North Island: the largest lake of New Zealand. Area: 616 sq km (238 sq miles)
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