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157 [ vertical strikeout line down 2/3s of page]
tighten and then cut off the ends close
where they come out. This is slightly
easier. In either case The tightening
must be carefully done, the point where
the rope is unlaid, and afterwards always
away from this point on the paths of the
strands, until thier ends are reached. Further
the strands must be tightened a little
each in turn, or the knot will utterly
lose its shape. If they do not already
do so the doubled parts must be manipu-
lated to lie evenly alongside before the tightening
is completed.
Uses: A rope end knot.

Characteristics: See p.145.
According to the length of them available
& the parts may be multiplied indefinitely
provided the knot is kept loose. So too
any number of strands may be employed
instread of 3 only. The process with 6
strands is described in connection with
the Sprit Sail Sheet Knot, p 162. q.v.

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