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189.


stop may then be put round xa to keep
the eye in shape. The strand 1 is then ^now
re-laid in the spaces marked b,c &c &
so on
till it comes back to itself ^at x, as in
fig 2 at x ^fig 2. after which It may then be slightly ta-
pered. Take off the stops at xa, Unlay
the ends of 2 & 3 up to ^as far as a, cut 3 so that
it is the circumference of the rope longer
than 1, & 2 so that it is to the same
extent longer than 3. Slightly taper 2 & 3
and fray the extreme ends of all three
strands. Worm them (p. ) round the
standing part and marl them down with
some very fine soft stuff. They p^Put on
a good [sagoog?] ^service or whipping, and ^which is best begi^un
from the bottom of the worming, working
upwards until the level of a is reached.
Uses: See p183.
Characteristics: A [most?] quickly made
eye ^loop, the strength of which depends largely
on the whipping [etc?] with which it is
finished off. That being so, take care in
commencing to have the ends of 2 & 3 below a long enough.

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