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99
Kipping 82.B.
Knittle Bushell 8 - Burney 36 Steel 182
Other names: Knettle, Nettle .(Jutsum)
To make stretch & Twist two or three rope yarns
hard together against the direction of their
lag, beginning at the middle. Whip the ends.
Uses: For forming the numerous
cords used to attach the canvas
of a hammiock to the head & foot
ropes, and as a substitute for foxes
(p 97)
Characteristics : Steel says they are to
be twisted with the lay, in which case
they differ but slightly from foxes. The
fox & knittle are often used synonymously.

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