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p49.) vi. 23. 127
Midshipman's Hitch. (1)
[Caption: cf E.B. xxi.591.i.
Dixon Kemp. 642. ii.
& see v. 221.
To make: As a Twofold Knot (p. 49), but
take a up to b as in converting an
overhand into a half hitch (p.43.). Lastly
stop ^or hitch a to b. it is usual to
work the lower coil over & above the top one as figured above so as
Uses: To put a tail block on the fall
of a tackle (D.K. p642.ii) for a temporary purpose. (E.B.
Characteristics: This bears exactly the
same relation to a Twofold Knot that
a Half Hitch does to an Overhand.
It is a feeble & slovenly makeshift.
(p 126. B. follows.)
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