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(3.) Unlay to the extent of 3 circum-
ferences, ^ having whippped as usual & twist all the yarns into foxes,
(5 or 6 foxes for each strand of the
ropes,) the exact number being decided
by the consideration that they must
not be too small to handle or too
numerous to cause undue labour. Sup-
pose there are 18 foxes made. Stop
back the 12 outside ones against the
rope ends ^ to get them out of the way, crutch the two sets of
6 inside ones,
together and plait these
compactly together. ^ (cf. fig 3. p35.) Leave the ends
uncut. Undo the stops and plait the
two sets of 12 outside foxes together
as before. ^ Stretch so that the strain falls evenly on both plaits Fray all the ends, worm
a portion, spread ^ & scrape the rest; marl &
serve as before. Marl & whip the ends of
the foxes if they are refractory with thread &c.
Uses: see p.35.
Characteristics: Two prolonged short
splices one inside the other. Stronger
& compacter than the preceding, and to the
writer, easier to make than no. 2.
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