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Cork Knot (2.) [Pencil insert] (Champagne)
To make: As shown with two
separate pieces of string each hitched
independently in exactly the same
way. The ends of each piece of
string being brought to the top of
the cork, the
y ^two pairs are pulled down into
2 slits cut at right angles to one
another so as to form a cross.
The whole is ^then wired very much on
the principle of no 1. except that
the wire is twisted where the string
would be knotted.
The cork, being forced up by the
gas, bulges round the string and en-
tirely covers &
encloses ^conceals the four ends.
When the wire is removed, the
string has become so jammed in
the cork that it holds
it ^the latter down.
The ends might be knotted across
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