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[Mr. Eto- This whole page appears set for strike out.]
the analogy is sufficiently obvious here,
the idea of a bight with three or
more ends is so unfamiliar that
no attempt will be made to follow
the classification of three part knots into the groups hither to
adopted. While fig 2. is clearly under-
stood to be a bight, many would hesi-
tate to accept fig 1. as its equivalent
in dealing with a knot of 5 parts.
Further it might be objected that
on the bight is not an essential part
of the knot, and here arises a divergence
arises between the use of the word
"knot" by ordinary men & mathematicians,
which would distinguish the "overhand",
from the "knot of three crossings"* As
this is not a mathematical work, it
is therefore best to face the difficulty
boldly & pass on.*

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