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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/hoi

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— hoi —

hoi1561097 The eyelids drawn together.
mâk hoi-hoi; squint-eyed. mâk hoi-hoi, kap-pô̤ thóiⁿ-cò̤ lău cúi-koi; so squint eyed that he would mistake a toad for an edible frog.

hŏi18714213 A crab.
hŏi keⁿ; crab soup. hŏi kha; crab's claws. hŏi khak; a crab's shell. hŏi-íⁿ; a crab's belly. hŏi ko̤; the yellow juices of a crab. pêh hŏi nêk; the white meat of a crab. lŏ kîam hŏi; to pickle crabs. hŏi mâk cúi; the bubbles on boiling water. hŏi nih tîeh i; the crab pinched him. hŏi hûeⁿ kîaⁿ; crabs walk sidewise. poiⁿ kùe hóⁿ-hŏi; more spotted than the spotted crab. thim chiah hŏi; to keep large brown crabs in water. kong-phûa hŏng hŏi kâi; he is one whose parents offered crabs to the god of the bedstead; his hands and feet are always in mischief. khi-hŭ i bô̤ kha hŏi; impose upon him as one can upon a clawless crab.