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243
a piece of round wood equal to the
size ^of the intended eye and directs that
half the inside yarns should be
half knotted over this; the remainder
to be scraped down over the others, marked
&c. &c. as before. The modern method is
as follows, but with numerous slight
& unimportant variations, according to
the idiosyncracies of the writers:-
Unlay the rope to a distance suf-
ficient to make the intended eye ^say about three to four times it's inner circumference;; break
up the strands into yarns sufficiently
to divide the un laid part into two
equal portions, halving the heart if
a shroud laid rope. Support a round
piece of wood twice as big as the
intended eye in some [firm?] & conveni-
ent position. With the laid up portion
of the rope below this, bring the two
unlaid halves
[Deleted: Lay] Put a couple of
stops round the wood about 6 inches
apart, and underneath these pass 8

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