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all the ordinary forms of paunch
mat two men will be found de-
scribed as necessary in nautical books.
In the form above described two
men are desirable, but if the second
man is not forthcoming, proceed as fol-
lows: - either (1) work in single foxes ^with a marlinespike by
the right, crossing e.g. 5 over v, then
putting ^it through between iv & iii, & so on,
letting 5 and v folow with regard to 4 & iv
exactly the course 4 & iv follow in regard
to 3 & iii ^in the figures. Then add 6 & vi on in the same
way, & so on till the mat is broad enough.
Or (2) put four more foxes on the string
and twist in the left hand one with
4 & iv as the new segment of the mat
proceeds, which is easy enough after
a little practice.
The only real difficulty is to
twist hard enough. After a time the
process will be found tiring if only one
man is working. ^If a compact mat is wanted the twisting must
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