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with a running, and of course a will
turn out. In the converse case, with
the strain on a,
a ^the same running knot may
be formed, but
[?] as the running part
also bears the strain, the small cord
remains fast on the big as long as the
strain is continued. ^ The same thing
happens more easily if the experiment
is tried with a flexible cord and an
iron hook or ring instead of the loop
of big rope. Where, however, such accidents
are from the conditions liable on the ocean,
it is probably better not to Employ
the weaver knot at all.
All that has been said applies muta-
tis mutandis to the second form of weaver
on pl. lines 3 & 4.
Bights may be substituted for ends in
this as in other knots, to form Draw
knots, bows &[?].
Such knots would seldom when
serve any useful porpose, though
used with a pin they are sometimes con-
venient. (See p.117.)
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