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H. 32. iv
Slippery Hitch
[Diagram] D.K. 622
To make: As shown, jamming b
tight against the bight of a -
Uses: To belay or temporarily make
fast the sheet of a sail in such
a way that it can be released
suddenly (by pulling a.)
Characteristics: A Draw Blackwall
Hitch, the bight being jammed
instead of the free end only.
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tator holds the knots: you slip the
beads aside, pull them suddenly off,
and yet the knots are secure.
(Do. no 41.) [diagram]

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