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way, and those laid up as a rope
will have a tendency to unlay as
fast as they are laid up. The only
remedy is extreme patience. Stop every-
thing out of the way until it has
to be handled. Marl each fox with
a thread if necessary; it will make
the plaiting much easier. Whip the
ends of the foxes. Stop the short splice
together as soon as it is made, for it
is necessarily a weak one. In laying
up the “ropes” twist each strand of
them thoroughly first against the lay
of the intended ropes. If this is not
done the “ropes” will have the flat
surface of common string and the strands
will be almost indistinguishable. In
the opinion of the writer this is a
hateful splice to make if Burney’s
directions are really followed.
Uses: see p,35.
Characteristics: An elong A prolonged
short splice surrounding a curtailed one.
Burney says it will “break the rope”.

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