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"Noeud de Chaise de Calfat." (i.e. Calker's Chair Knot
or "Calker's Bowline" - "N de Ch." being our Bowline (& the
French "bauline" an
outside (or inside ?)clinch..) V.131.& VI.112.
This curious knot acts as a Bowline on the
Bight. What its connection with calking may
be is not apparent. (La Gde Encyclopedie
"Chaise".) Probably the "calker" is swung
by the ships side in it. The loops run if pulled
from one another - one getting larger, the other less.
merely ^nearly the 2nd form of Carrick Bend (p81.)
The knot above is [therefore sign] a double Carrick Bend (no 2) eye.
Or it may be regarded as a figure of 8 knot
interrupted by one end twice round to make a
double bight & then completed.
[Caption: The same with 1 bight]
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