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ENGINEER SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK
uncoil in a left-hand (counterclockwise) direction. If it
uncoils in the wrong directiOn, turn the bale over, pull the
end through the center, and uncoil from the opposite side.
(See fig. 430.)
b. Coil rope in a right-hand (clockwise) direction (see fig.
430). Mark the end of the rope that will enter the coil last;
this is helpful in uncoiling.
i 20. DEFINITIONS.-a. Knot.-A knot is a tie or fastening
made with a rope or cord. Types of knots include the
(1) Bend knot which fastens one rope to another or to a
ring or loop.
(2) Hitch knot, a temporary knot used to fasten one rope
to another, or to spar or post, so as to be readily undone.
NoTE.--These terms are often loosely applied; the same tie, for
example, is called a sheet bend, weaver's knot, or weaver's hitch.
(3) Splice, a knot joining two ropes, or parts of same rope,
by interweaving strands of two parts.
(4) Lashing, a knot which ties together objects such as
spars or poles by means of a rope. The individual ropes used
in this knot are also called "lashings"; rope of this kind, used
to lash pontons, is about 18 or 20 feet long and 1/2 inch in
diameter. It has an eye splice at one end and is whipped
at the other end.
b. Special terms.-(1) Anchorage.-Any means, natural or
improvised, for securing guys, ropes, struts, etc.
(2) Bight.-Loop formed on rope so that the two parts
cross (or lay alongside) each other.
(3) Chock.-Bring blocks together until they touch each
(4) Frapping.--Several turns of rope taken around lash-
ing turns, used to keep the lashing tight and in place.
(5) Guy.--Rope, chain, or spar attached so as to steady
(6) Lay.-The twist of a rope.
(7) ,Mousing.--Closing mouth of hook by lashing to pre-
vent rope or load from becoming dislodged.
(8) Overhaul.-To separate the blocks in block-and-tackle
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United States. War Department. Engineer soldier's handbook., book, June 2, 1943; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28313/m1/37/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.