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Clove hitch

A knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar.

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... mountain north of the Pueblo of Jemez. The original is in the National Museum at Washington. It consists of two sticks coated with white earth and joined by a cotton string a yard long, which is tied to each stick by a clove hitch. A black bead is on the center of the string; a turkey feather and an eagle feather are secured with the clove hitch to ...
— The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony • Washington Matthews

Words linked to "Clove hitch" :   knot

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