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A series of knots by which one rope is joined to another or made fast to some object, such as a spar. There are many types of hitches used for various purposes, such as a half hitch, a rolling hitch, a clove hitch, etc. They come within the overall genus of bends, which include all the more common knots in use at sea.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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