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double-crowned wall-knot

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  • A knot made by unlaying the strands of a rope, making a bight with the first strand, then passing the second over the end of the first, and the third over the end of the second and through the bight of the first; a wale knot. In addition to double-crowned wall knots are single wall knots, double wall knots, and single-crowned wall knots.

    October 20, 2008

  • "Padeen had profited much from his friendship with Bonden, a prodigy with cordage, and the trunk now stood there in the middle of the floor, fastened with an intricacy of diagonal lines, a sort of network that would have filled any seaman with admiration: the laniards at each end were finished with a handsome Matthew Walker and the whole was topped with a double-crowned wall-knot."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 230

    February 29, 2008