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separated for teh sake of greater
clearances. The rope is supposed to be
a hawser or shroud. When the
service has been continued far
enough the spunyarn is cut and
the end pulled under the last two
or three turns as at the commence-
ment. These last turns are put on
without the mallet. (Steel 184.)
Uses:To protect the part served, es-
pecially in the case of splices & where
the natural form of the rope has been
tampered with. (The word "serve" is sty-
moligically connected with a root meaning
Characteristics: A kind of whipping.
The amount of spunyarn required will
be [pi](length of rope to be served) [division symbol]
ameter of spunyarn) with a little over
for fastening at each end
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