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  • n. Alternative spelling of half hitch.


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  • On myself, I use small monofilament fishing line and slip a half-hitch up close to the skin.

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  • This forms a little knot a half-hitch, in effect that is supposed to sit right on the edge of the fabric.

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  • Now the armchair was eddying by; Moominmamma tied her tail lightning fast in a half-hitch round one of the armrests, and then she pulled.

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  • I was beginning to recognize that eyebrow movement as an alert to suspicions, as opposed to his half-hitch twitch on the left, which indicated surprise.

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  • Dismounting, he tied the reins in a half-hitch on the post ring and walked to the front porch.

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  • He halted the buckskin and wrapped the lead rope around the saddlehorn in a half-hitch.


  • Looping the reins around a corral rail and securing them in a half-hitch, Hawk left the horse and ducked between the boards.


  • The half-hitch around her neck held fast under her own weight.

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  • He twitched a half-hitch with each loose end and secured the knot.

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  • A coil of the rope settled in a half-hitch about Mrs. Fothergill's neck; Modesty jerked hard and the coil tightened.

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