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  1. bowline-knot

    That by which the bowline-bridles were fastened to the cringles: the bowline-knot is made by an involution of the end and a bight upon the standing part of a rope. A further involution makes what is termed a bowline on a bight. It is very difficult to explain by words:--holding the rope some distance from the end by the left hand, the end held in the right is laid on the main part, and by a twist given screw-fashion to the right, a loop or kink is formed inclosing this end, which is then passed behind, and back in the same direction with the former, and then jammed home. It is rapidly done, easily undone, and one of the most seamanlike acts, exhibiting grace as well as power. It can be made by a man with but one arm.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowline-knot in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowline-knot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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