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the smaller the rope the more fibres &
the fewer yarns per fox if anything
different from an ordinary short splice
is to be attained. Then crutch all
these foxes together so that their
ends project over the laid up parts
of the ropes on each side. (fig2)
Put a stop on at oo & another at pp.
Then take the foxes of i and inter-
lace them with those to the right of
the stop at o of ii, one by one, over
& under, in a slanting direction with
the lay of the rope, ^ evenly, & if also possibly
as tightly, as they until the whipping is
reached. Take off the two stops and
do the same with the foxes of ii. This
is merely a way of plaiting, Any other
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