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the eye with 1½" rope. Then kackle
the cable with 3" rope ^rounding, commencing
3 to 6 ft from the thimble and working
towards & away from it. On each side
3 men will be required, one to pass the
rounding, one to strain, & one to beat
it taut. Finish the kackling at 6 to
12 ft from the thimble, tapering ^at the far end by
taking a strand out of the rounding
for the last few turns.
Use: To form an eye in a cable.
Characteristics: An eye splice and a
kind of Rope-maker's Eye combined into
one. The object of combining these two is
to have 3 strands to be laid up between the
whipping & the eye so as to form a cable. Two
eyesplices would give only two strands: two long
splices, 4 strands. But by this method the
strands can be unlaid & relaid as for con-
venience in splicing & re-laid as before.
Adml. Elliot lived to

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