matthew walker love

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  • noun a kind of stopper knot

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  • "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

  • A decorative knot used to keep the end of a rope from fraying. Tied by unraveling the strands of a twisted rope, knotting the strands together, and then laying them up again. It may also be tied using several separate cords, in which case it keeps the cords together in a bundle.

    October 20, 2008