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In some [ new?] modern nautical books ( e.g. Bushell . 11 & in Steel
Burney 15, Kipping 73, Nares Falconer
The writer of
the article on "Seamanship" in
the Encyclopaedia Britannica , 9th ed. xxi.591.i.fig 13.)
calls the knot given below ^ is called a Carrick Bend,
(and in the article on Knots. xiv.128.ii. the
same form is given :-)
[Caption: Moriarty xxi.591.i.fig 13.
E.B. xiv.128.ii
Bushell 11.
Kipping 73.
Falconer Pl II. fig 6.]
[Caption: reversed]
To make it, the full loop b d is formed
as shown, and the end a of the part
to be joined is taken in & out as shown.
The strain falls on the standing parts,
b & c. It will be seen that Here the crossings
are not alternate, and the two twists
of the full loops would be obtained
by twists mutually annulling one another
if made on a joined cord. (Cf ii.77-9.) The ^It
writer says ^is claimed that, used for large hawsers,
this knot cannot jam. It is necessary
to securea to c & d to b. * As this knot
is recommended by high nautical authority<br it must be treated with respect, though

In this book the name Carrick Bend is intended to refer only to the forms on p.75.

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