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the rope. Treat the ends as directed
on p.215, or they may be tapered and
taken over & under alternate strands
of the rope with the aid of the mar-
linspike as in the longsplice (iii.p.
163.) With 4 strand rope the procedure
is precisely similar.
Uses: p.217.
Characteristics: The effect of cratching
& then crowning is to form the commence-
ment of a plait. The knot acts on
quite a different principle from that
of the English Shroud Knot and, though
neater, is not nearly so secure.

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