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bight up & pass it down again through
the extremity of the enclosed bight. Tighten
by pulling the two parts of one bight
from the two parts of the other bight,
thus : -
For all the ordinary purposes of life, this
method, which appears to be quite unknown,
is the easiest and the best. In joining
two pieces of string, d & a would naturally
be the ends to be joined, and the strain
would ultimately fall in reverse directions
on b & c . In spite of all that is written
in certain books, when the knot has once
been tightened, the string or flexible cord
will break before the knot renders under
such a strain.* This plan will be found
most serviceable in joining on fresh twine
for netting, where in the case of every corner
knot strain will fall on c , as on a, b, & d . *

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