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111
a short soft rope with two eyes, on at
each end.
If the rope is horizontal, the
selvagee is appliedas in figs 3 & 4.
The bights are wound round, one
inside the other, and , when nearly
used up, the hook is put through both.
In either case, take care to have
an even strain on both bights. With
an upright rope, do not jam the
turns close together; with a horizontal
rope jam them as in fig 4. *
Characteristics: The idea of the
selvagee is softness &extreme flexibility so that
it may cling to the rope at many
points and not easily slip. With a
horizontal rope a perpendicular strain it has no advantage
over a band of ordinary cordrope of
equal strength applied in the same
way. With an upright rope & a downward or upward strain it has
the advantage of exerting more friction

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