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Sheepshank. (Bowline)
Other names: Dogshank.
[Caption: T. B. i.66.]
To make: As the Half Hitch Sheep-
shank (p 111) but put the ends through
the bights. If only a is free, make
an ordinary bowline near b by a
bull loop through which a is passed
& take round b, or by the running
knot method (ii.25.) as preferred, &
finish with a similar knot at c.
This knot is tiresome to make when
only one end is free. No seizing is required.
Uses: See p. 109.
Characteristics: One end free, and
inconvenient unless both are. No seizing.
[Caption: b passed as 6] [Caption: b passed as 8] [Caption: [therefore] it is immaterial
which twist is made
& which way the end
b is passed-
see p116]

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