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211
Uses: chiefly for ^the gaskets, points, reef
beckets &c. ^Employed for the purpose of
tying sails in the process of
reefing & furling. If not used
throughout in gaskets it is ^generally normally
employed
^added at the ends to finish them off. In
making the transition act as directed on p. 206.
Characterisitics: A braid which
is the same on both sides and,
owing to its flexibility, very
convenient for tying. It is most
easy to make, and twenty strands
^being as readily are as easily braided as four; in
which respect it differs from the
ordinary plait ^or called also "French
Sennit".*
It ^The braid is more even when made with
an odd number of strands, but if
an eye is to be plaited in the
middle of the braid an even number
is preferable.
The ends of the rope in fig 1.

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