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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knot made by doubling the bight of a rope, passing it around a spar, or through a ring or hook, and then bending it down, spreading it out, and slipping a toggle through the four parts (across the two outer and under the two inner). It is finished by a half-hitch around the standing part with the loose end so that it will not slip when a strain is put upon it.


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