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49.
has been slack the final result will
be long & slack; if the reverse, bulging
& compact. Fig 3 represents an ordi-
nary result. The length of the join
depends on the length of rope unlaid.
and the Tapering can be effected by
thinning the ends of the foxes. * Without
Worm, parcel and serve. further work the splice is even ['in' overwritten by 'at'] this
['form' replaced by 'stage'] very strong. But it is best to
marl , parcel & serve for the sake of protection,
and ['it' replaced by 'this'] is especially desirable if the
twist appears slack.

Uses: to splice ^similar ropes of the same
or unequal size; for joining hawsers to
shrouds, in which case the numbers of the foxes must
be made equal.
Characteristics: The bulge of the splice
can be controlled as above explained. It
is ^capable of being as strong a splice as can be made;
very easy to construct & independent of knots

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