One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wild dog of Polynesian origin, first introduced to New Zealand by the Maori.‘the old Maori dog was employed in taking kiwi’
- ‘You'd see roaming packs of forty or fifty Maori dogs.’
- ‘The article looks at the dentition of the Maori dog of New Zealand.’
- ‘The attacks over the amount of days he is not in Parliament are nothing short of lazy Maori dog whistling.’
- ‘The moa-hunters camps dog remains were not of the "maori dog", it was a different species having a narrower jaw.’
- ‘The skin was preserved and has been recognised by many old Maoris as a genuine Kuri or ancient Maori dog.’
- ‘He had one of the ancient Maori dogs with him as a companion on the journey.’
- ‘He's as simple as a child and as cunning as a Maori dog.’
- ‘They killed some Maori dogs, and burned the hair in order that the scent should reach the guests who would thereby think the dogs were killed for food.’
- ‘The Maori dog became domesticated, and though occasionally eaten, seems always to have been a rare animal.’
- ‘In his opinion the Maori dog had become wholly extinct or very nearly so, at least 50 years ago.’
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