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twisted in the same direction; that is
to say, if they were bights on a joined
cord, the twist given to one would not<brundo that given to the other. But the
twists required to make one are
the reverse of those employed in the other.
With regard to the figures representing
the taut knots on p.75, the letters in
brackets would be appropriate if the taut
knots were viewed in a looking glass. They
are intended to indicate that, however
the knots are made, they can be made
taut so that the strain may fall either
on the standing or running parts of the
two ropes joined, and therefore in forming
the knot it is unnecessary to consider
this point. Under ordinary circumstances
with the strain on only two opposite parts
this knot would never jam or tighten, and
it is difficult to imagine a case where it
could be usefully employed taut in preference
to some other knot.

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