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* Sometimes marling is done as
A. below (fig 6.)
This makes a succession of figure
of eight knots half hitches and
clearly illustrates their character as
a form of timber hitch (i. 135.)
Generally speaking the ordinary
marline hitch (p. 103) is the best
hitch for marling and as often as
not it is quite unnecessary to finish
it off in any way.
For double marling on ii.97
Uses : to finish strands, cords
or. together, generally for temporary
purposes, e.g. as a preliminary to
serving. For selvagees.
Characteristics : A succession of
half knots or half hitches, either
name being equally suitable.

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