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183
angle so i.e. the two ends
were passed through
the loop.
At the middle of the opposite
side of the triangle the two ends
were fastened first by a half
hitch, so
Then the ends were separated &
tied separately in half-hitches
& "grannies".
In fastening these cords to the
marline a queer knot was used
that I cannot quite unravel with-
out spoiling the work - which I
am loth to do. This much is
clear however. First they tied
in the marline what I have
called the reversed double-hitch,
catching the supporting strands in
the loop. The lower end of the

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