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115.
Worming
To make: With any convenient soft
stuff fill up the grooves or"cuntlines",
or groovesas they are called, of the rope as
shown in the figure. Three worming
strands will be required for a hawser
& four for ashroud laid rope. They
must all be stopped to the rope at each end*.
or passed under the rope strands with a marlinspike.
Uses: To render the surfaces of
the rope even as a preliminary to
parcelling or other operations.Some-
times ropes are temporarily married by putting them end to end and
worming round the two.

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