bowline

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a loop knot that neither slips nor jams

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Wolf Larsen rove a bowline in a piece of rope and slipped it under his shoulders.
Boelkow carries several bowlines, including PSE, Hoyt and G5.
A Liam Fox B Andrew Lansley C Jeremy Hunt D Andrew Mitchell QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: What are cat's paws, bowlines and sheepshanks?
Defending the abolition of teaching kids how to tie sheepshanks, bowlines, halfhitches and all those other useful knots, the Scout Association says the movement is "very different" from the days when its founder Robert Baden-Powell wrote a section in his book Scouting for Boys entitled "Saving Lives with Knots.
One of the first things I learned in the film industry was how to tie a knot: bowlines, trucker's hitches, you name it.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.