moai

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moai

(ˈməʊaɪ)
n, pl moai
(Anthropology & Ethnology) any of the gigantic carved stone figures found on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
[from Rapanui (the Polynesian language of Easter Island), literally: statue, figurine]
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He whizzed between static obstacles to get into the area and then left last man Wheater as immobile as an Easter Island statue then looked up and rifled a sweet low ball on Assombalonga's toe-cap.
Arnie remains as impassive as an Easter Island statue, robbing the film of its emotional oomph.
The trouble is, while Breslin can comfortably carry it off, Arnie remains as impassive as an Easter Island statue, robbing the film of its emotional oomph.
Led by UCLA archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg, director of the Easter Island Statue Project, they have excavated two seven metre tall, full-size statures, estimated to weigh about 20 tonnes.
e REEL LOWDOWNTHE The swindle is over in a matter of minutes, leaving us to focus on Foley who remains as impassive as Easter Island statue.
Van Tilburg runs the Easter Island Statue Project (EISP) with Co-director Cristian Arevalo Pakarati, a native Rapa Nui artist and surveyor.
The World Museum is hosting a special Eye for Colour exhibition, exploring the colours and shapes in our world, and showing off their curious Easter Island statue and hosting workshops for the whole family.
But 11th Time Lord Matt Smith - despite looking like an Easter Island statue sporting a Morrissey quiff - brought just the right mix of larkiness and darkness to the role.
A team of archivists play opposite a group of students to explore the mysteries of Da Vinci's Tank, the pre-Dynastic man, Becket's Reliquary and the Easter Island statue.
A team of archivists play opposite a group of students to explore the mysteries of Da Vincis Tank, the pre-Dynastic man, Beckets Reliquary and the Easter Island statue.
In this report, Van Tilburg (Director, Easter Island Statue Project) describes the statue and discusses its aesthetic connections with other Rapa Nui objects held in museum collections around the world.
On the other side of the world, an Australian politician describe his own prime minister as looking ``like an Easter Island statue with an a-- full of razor blades.