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represented in many ways, of which
this is one :-
as for instance :-
N.B.Tait gives this as a 6c knot, but I think it forms
[Arrow pointing left] also an 8 granny r.k.
[Caption: Confirm this]
Inspection of the figures on p.1. shows that
in its ordinary form there are ^ not alternate 7 crossings.
Those figures, with the dotted lines show
all the possible forms of weaver knot,
whether used as a bowline or otherwise.
There remains to be considered the
question of strain. In the first place
when the knot is really taut, the
direction of the strain is immaterial,
since the knot is hard jammed. This
is likely to be damaging to the rope,
and to attempt to undo it ^the knot with a
marling-spike will further damage it.
When the knot is not quite taut, by
pulling b from d (p.1.)the knot is
opened, much as the reef knot that is under

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