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179
With shroud laid rope, cut off the heart
& take the 4th strand through the bights of 1, 2 & 3, &
then through its own.
Uses . A rope end knot. ^constantly used
to prevent unreeving.

Characteristics . When pulled tight it
is difficult to undo. A quickly made
useful knot consisting of 3 overhands
^Burney (p 32) says it is liable to capsize
irregularly interlaced, If they were
regularly interlaced, S6 9c[over]45b would
result (p 254) which is a most in-
tricate plait knot.
This knot, & Admiral Elliots' Eye
are the only two which have immorta-
lised their inventors , though other knots
have become associated with proper
names heraldically.
Note : 2nd mode of making. From a
Single Wall make a "Single M. Walker "
(as on p 136 B, 137.B ) by carrying each
end through the next bight. Then con-
vert this into a "Double" M.W. ( [ad?] supra )
by taking each end through the next
bight (i.e. its own part.)

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