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callow

Rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
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But the author - and not only the narrator - also boldly blunders in among things Maori in this as in the other two novels, Season of the Jew and Monday's Warriors, interpreting events and the characters and their maria and the way that they are pressed upon by many worlds - British, Maori, past, present, te ao marama, and the spiritual world - quite callowly.