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213
might have been joined to form a
sort of gasket or tailed eye in
various ways. The six ^strands might have been taken two together & treated
as [Deleted: a] three, being plaited together
as in i.p. . Or they might have
been split into yarns, re-twisted
together into any number of nettles
& then plaited or braided. Or the
six strands might have been made
into a six strand plait (i. [Deleted: fig]p. fig)
It will be noticed that with
three strands there is no difference
between the ordinary plait and En-
glish Sennit.
The word "Sennit" is ^said to be derived from
"Seven - knit" (Falconer's Marine Dict. Ed Burney 1830)
being normally made with 7 or 5 strands
The word "Gasket's" [Deleted: is] deriv[Deleted: ed]ation from
is unknown, though there are allied words
in other European languages. (Yide M.D.)

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