Author Topic: Bowline  (Read 3628 times)

Roy Prescott

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Bowline
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:58:24 PM »
Hi All,

Any body point me to info/history of the bowline...
Can't find anything on the internet...apart from how to tie them

regards
Roy

nautile

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Re: Bowline
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 12:05:43 PM »
Hi
Have a topic coming ( still cooking on the stove of my mind!) about "official" (as in exams )last part of 19th French Navy "noeud de chaise"
I am going on vacation in 48h,  so it will have to wait second fortnight of september.
Hope it will be of interest to you.
Regards.

Charles

PS try Google Web and Google Pics with those search word
( [ and ] brackets to be ignored in search field)
[ noeud chaise]   [ chaise calfat ]   [ "noeud de chaise" ]   ["noeud de chaise de calfat"]   [noeud chaise calfat].
May be you will be lucky. Try German and Portuguese and spanish if you can get the name in those languages

nautile

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Welcome gift
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005, 05:50:47 PM »
Do not want to "deflorer mon sujet" ( meaning: to biblicaly seduce the maiden! that is using some of the arguments reserved for my topic on French bowline) but here is it as a "welcome gift"


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John Smith's Seaman's Grammar (published in 1627) is perhaps the first written reference to it, although a "curiously intricate knot akin to the bowline" was discovered on the rigging of Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops' solar ship during an excavation.

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[Middle English bouline, probably from Middle Danish bovline or Middle Low German boline, both from Middle Low German boch line : boch, bow + line, line (from Latin linea; see line1).]

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bowline : bóglína in old norse

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. . and this is sailing by the wind, or as sailors say in their jargon, on a bowline

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