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33
method familiar to the reader may
be adopted. On completing the plait
the appearance will be as in fig 3.
but the precise length of,^ it will bulge more if the foxes are bigger and the plait
will be longer or shorter according to
the length of strands originally unlaid
and according to the amount of
stretching the plait is subjected
to. This stretching, ^ which will reduce the bulging, must now be
done. First. pull all the ends one
by one till they are of even length
and then strain the two parts of the
rope away from one another. Next
untwist the fox ends, worm some of
the yarns; spread ^ & scrape the rest evenly
over the rope on each side of the
splice; ^ tightly marl the frayed ends to
the rope on each side, and finally

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