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to avoid the confusion is
to hold the standing part
upright & at the place
where the end is to be
joined to it make three
small marks or dots (e.g.
) one or tar)
one on each of the three
laid up strand & so that the three
dots shall all lie in the same hori-
zontal plane. (fig 2.) It is under
these dots that the marlinespike
will be inserted later to open a
passage for the unlaid strands.
Now pass the marlinspike at
right angles to the lay under 5 at
the dot, and, holding the rope as
in fig 1, pass 1 through the opening
and under 5, and pull it though,
but not as to strain it. (fig 3.)
Next, assuming the position in fig 3,
take 2 back between 3 & the standing
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