Seizing

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The eye of a forestay secured with three round seizings

Seizings are a class of knots used to semi-permanently bind together two ropes, two parts of the same rope, or rope and another object.[1] Akin to lashings, they use string or small-stuff to produce friction and leverage to immobilize larger ropes. Seizings are not recommended for heavy loads.

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  1. ^ Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 540-543.