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Withe Knot (for willow twigs &c. on
which most knots cannot be
tied.) B.Powell : "Scouting for Boys"
(1908 ed.) p.88.
x B.P. draws this as
a mere twist, but I
have made it like the
other side.
(See also Timber Hitch I.47.)
extract from Leaflet
No. 228, issued by the Board of Agriculture
and Fisheries :-"The Board have advised
that a humane rabbit trap can be made by
a simple adaptation of the ordinary wire trap
or snare. In the ordinary snare strangulation
certainly takes place, but it seldom occurs
immediately, and the animal may continue
to struggle for a time. If a very small eyelet
ring (332in. diameter) be inserted in the loop
through which the wire passes, and a simple
knot be tied in the wire so as to leave 5[half]in.
to 6in. between it and the small loop through
which the wire is passed to form a snare, it
will prevent the wire from being pulled up too
tightly. A loop about 1[three quarters]in. to 2in. in
diameter will thus be left round the neck of
the rabbit, which, it is stated, is secured
without being strangled, a further advantage
being that the rabbits thus caught are in a
better condition for purposes of sale."-

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