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[Deleted: * It is fairly easy to pass direct from
fig 4 to fig 6.]
[Underscore line drawn approx 2/5ths paragraph width]
[To make: cotd fr. p165]
Suppose the cords to be numbered
as in fig 1. (p.164.) Then if the finished
loose plait in fig 4 (p162) be studied it
will be seen that we may regard nos
1 & 4, 2 & 3 as pairs, twisted together
in opposite directions, first one pair
being given its proper twist, then the
other pair an opposite twist, and so on
alternately. Thus in fig 2, 1 & 4 are
given a cable-lay twist. In fig 3, 2 & 3
are given a hawser-lay twist, and fig 4
shows five cable-lay twists on 1 & 4, alter-
nating with the same number of hawser-
lay twists on 2 & 3. Fig 5 shows a portion
of the cord tightened.
[Deleted: Note: If each pair were given similar twists
alternately an ordinary "laid up" cable or hawser
would result, but with four strands.]

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