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with the same pressure than such a
rope owing to the greater softness of the [??]
surface of the selvagee. As is well
known, the extent of the surfaces in
contact has no bearing on the amount of
friction exerted by a given pressure.
Nothing is gained therefore by unduly
multiplying the turns & crossings. With
a soft selvagee & even strain on
both parts a few turns suffice.
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