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tion round the thimble, & take care
to leave 2 free. Unlay 2 two or
three turns & replace it with the
surplus end of 1. ^(fig 3) Half knot 1 & 3
together and finish off as in a long
splice. Divide the surplus end of 3
into three equal portions ^(fig 3.) & worm them
round the furrows of the rope below
the eye. ^Stretch and Serve the whole with spun-
yarn as with the Flemish Eye (p. 241.)
This is ^approximately the method laid down
in nautical books. The writer prefers
the following: - Unlay ^2 [Deleted: 3] only & in-
stead of marling 1 & 3, twist them
slightly so as to lay them up as
two-strand rope. This will be found
perfectly easy. The eye part must be
wormed before parcelling. In other
respects proceed as above.
Uses: See p. 249. On board ship for jib-stays.
Characteristics: It is said that this
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