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the eye to be thicker. As made the diameter of the eye part is nearly
twice as great in one direction as it is in another. With
three eye-splices the difference would be accentuated & the
The details
difficulty of equalising the strain increased.
of the process vary according to indi-
vidual fancy. For instance, the thimbles
need not be round as in fig 3, but of
the equally common pear shape here shown (fig 4)[diagram]
and in the opinion of the writer
this shape is preferable owing
to the greater facility with
which the throat seizing can be applied.
Again the precise form of the throat
seizing, of the extent of the keckling,
and the position of the knots in the
long-splice and the number of times
the strands are put through in the eye-
splice are details which may be left
to the common sense of the makers.
The following description must therefore be
considered as merely one way out of
many of carrying out the central idea
which is to combine an eye-splice and
long-splice into an eye suitable for a

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