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or three times round through them
and tying the ends. Or they can themselves
be “breded”.
If a wide opening is desired
at the top, begin the breding two
or three lines of meshes down,
making the first knot with the
fingers. A drawing string can
be run through the top meshes.
When the net is complete, stretch
it in various directions to tighten
& even the knots. It can be
shrunk and the knots further
tightened by immersing in hot
water or a solution of catechu,
but this will take the size
out of the twine or string
& render it less smooth.
Browning with catechu or
cutch is a preservative process
for fishing nets. Buy the cutch
of an oilman. Melt in just

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