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139
Jumpsurgee Strop. Burney 29.
To make: Length of rope to be
taken is 3 times the round of
the block and once that of the
thimble. Each end is then unlaid
to the extent of 1 round of the
block. Crutch the unlaid ends
together & put a stop where they
are crutched. Unlay the strands
& twist into nettles; and graft
them each way round the laid
up part. (iii. 130. B.) The grafting
will not extend to the part going
round the thimble.
Seize the block & thimble as
on p 135.
Uses: As an ordinary strop.
Characteristics: Burney says (p
29) this is "considered to be three times
the strength of a common strop." It is
difficult to believe it. The word appears to
be omitted from Murray's dictionary.

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