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with its parts pointing along the
edges in three directions ^(p 25.) just as
the three pars in fig 5 (p. 141.) would
do. * The explanation of the apparent
paradon of fig 4 is therefore simple.
Although fig 4. is a correct guide
to the method of making the knot,
it and although ^reduced to three rings (e.g. p 146.2.) .. it is an intelligible
geometrical figure to mathematicians,
of the knot at all, since it fails
to represent lateral crossings which
are an essential part of the knot.
These crossings are involuntarily supplied
when an attempt is made to realize
exhibited in fig 4. (Cf. Tait. traus. Rt. Sty.
Edis. 1876-7. ap. E.B. xiv. 127. ii. B.) *
In Burke: "Heraldry Illustrated" ii. pl. 88, ^i[u?] the
each of the three serpents swallowed this
own tail, the result would be three coils
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