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Uses: On board ship: to prevent the
lower yards chafing the rigging, generally,
as other mats. -"A thick mat placed at
the sling's of a yard or elsewhere" (Dana- 107.)
Characteristics: The process described
is ^slightly different from those that given in nautical
books, but, judging from an illustration ^ in [stat?]
the result attained is much appears to be the
same. as the form approved in the
navy in 1794, though the method of
manufacture then was different.
These mats have a tendency when
first made to curl them up like a
wood shaving & to lay themselves up
* as a cable, especially if long in
proportion to their width. Should
it be desired to make such cord, make
a long strip of paunch matting with
4 foxes, curl it up so that the edges
wind together, & then twist in a fifth
fox so as to join the two edges. Rather
a pretty cord will result which may be

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