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fastening of ropes ^(e.g. guys) to the mast &c.
In this case the mast passes through
2 (fig 1.) {Square bracket and strikethrough in pencil}[Where access to the top of
the mast &c. is difficult or impossible
tie a Tom Fook found the mast as
directed in I. p.79 & then cross the parts
a & b, converting the Tom Fool into
a Single Jury Knot. Before using
the bights a & b should be half
knotted ^(Figs 4 & 5.). This will be found quite suf
ficient to secure them from running.
A jury mast is a temporary mast,
and this knot , being a temporary
makeshift, acquires one of its names
from use in this connection.
Figs 4 & 5 show two ways of
carrying pitchers by means of this
knot. In fig 4 the half knot has
twisted to the top under strain and
the ends a, b have been tucked
under the standing parts of the
bights. Of the two methods, that in

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