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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 for critical use as strain reduces the diameter of the main rope and can permit slippage even with proper construction.

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