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29
said by Burney to lack the strength
of the second method. The merit
of the second method is additional
strength; its drawbacks are that the
heart is unnecessarily weak and
it is troublesome to make. The merit
of the third method is that it is the
strongest and the most sompact, per-
mitting the utilisation of more fibre
without increasing the bulk of the
splice.
(1) Unlay the two rope ends to the
extent of two or three times their
circumference, ^whipping as usual, & if of unequal side
of ^ be guided by the circumference of the largest.
Unlay the strands into yarns, and
twist them up ^ with their lay into foxes of such a
size that when plaited they will lie
as compactly as possible. Probably
3 foxes for every inch of circumference
will be found enough in large ropes, but

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