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[First paragraph deleted by two diagonal lines]
Take 1 across these strands at right
angles on the left, viz over 6, under 3,
over ^45, under 32 Take ^54 across in the
opposite direction on the right, viz over 32
under 45, over 3, under 6. Tighten &
tuck in the ends.
[p174.]
Uses: As a stopper. Formerly to join br>the ends of the ^short rope put through holes,
one on each side of the spritsail sheet
block, which was then seized to the bight.
(Steel. 1.183.) In this case, & in some others
still, as a substitute for a splice.
Characteristics: A 6 strand single wall
with a substitute for the ordinary form
of crown.The ordinary crown makes it a
neater knot, but the method of crowning
given in that of Steel (1794), and, judging from
the abominable diagrams, of Kipping(1856),
Bushell (1893); also of Haslope (1901.)
[Note added in pencil: With shroudlaid 4 strand rope larger & more spunlaid
owing to 2 strands laid each way in crowning]

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