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Marline ^(overhand) Hitch^ & Marling Barney 19.
half hitch
To make: Lay ^hitch the short end b
along^on the object to be marked; take
the long end a over back & round
the object, across b to the left and
through under it to the right. Carry
it along again & repeat the process
until the object is sufficiently marked.
If the object is round (e.g. a
selvagee) the ends a b may be
knotted when they meet. If they
do not meet ^*, Finish off with
a clove ^(i p 231) hitch, or a figure of eight
bend (i.p. 169.) or a pair Suppose
in fig 1 it were desired to turn
the right hand hitch into a clove
hitch to finish off. Take a up and
round by the back, up is front and
to the left over its own part and

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