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Here are a collection of sailing knots for [[Small-Boat Sailing]], [[Motorboating]], and [[Canoeing]] merit badges as well as [[Sea Scout]] [[Able]], [[Apprentice]], [[Ordinary]], and [[Quartermaster]].
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[[Bowline on a Bight]]<br>
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[[Cleat Hitch]] <br>
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[[Double Bowline]] <br>
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[[Figure Eight]] <br>
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[[Marline Hitch]] <br>
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[[Midshipman's Hitch]] <br>
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[[Rolling Hitch]] <br>
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[[Stevedores Knot]]
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Here are knots for the Boy Scout [[Small-Boat Sailing]] merit badge as well as [[Sea Scout]] [[Able]], [[Apprentice]] and [[Ordinary]] ranks. The [[square knot]], [[bowline]], [[clove hitch]], [[two half hitches]], and [[figure eight]] are included in the [[Knots|Boy Scout Knots]] page.
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The [[square knot]], [[bowline]], [[clove hitch]], [[two half hitches]], and [[figure eight]] are included in the [[Knots|Boy Scout Knots]] page.
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==Bowline on a Bight==
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{{Shortcut|[[Bowline on a Bight]]}}[[Image:Bowline_on_a_Bight.gif|frame|left|Bowline on a Bight]]
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:''Also see: [[Bowline]] and [[Double Bowline]].
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The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.
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. Demonstrate the ability to use a heaving line. , sheet bend
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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Start the bowline on a bight by tying a [[bowline]] using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope. Make the overhand loop as normal and bring the bight through and around the entire knot and tighten securely before putting weight on it.
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The Bowline on a Bight is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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==Cleat Hitch==
==Cleat Hitch==
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[[Image:Cleat_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Cleat Hitch]]
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{{Shortcut|[[Cleat Hitch]]}}[[Image:Cleat_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Cleat Hitch]]<br>
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* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square Knot|Square (Reef) Knot]] - [[Clove Hitch]] - [[Two Half Hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat Hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]]
* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square Knot|Square (Reef) Knot]] - [[Clove Hitch]] - [[Two Half Hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat Hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]]
* [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square Knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove Hitch]] - [[Sheet Bend]] - [[Two Half Hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat Hitch]]
* [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square Knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove Hitch]] - [[Sheet Bend]] - [[Two Half Hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat Hitch]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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==Double Bowline==
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[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Double Bowline (French Bowline)]]{{Shortcut|[[Double Bowline]]}}
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: ''Also see [[Bowline]] and [[Bowline on a bight]].
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: ''The Double Bowline is also called the French Bowline.
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The Double Bowline is like a [[Bowline]] that wraps around you a second time.
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==Stevedores Knot==
 
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[[Image:Stevedores_Knot.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Stevedores Knot]]
 
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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==Bowline on a Bight==
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[[Image:Bowline_on_a_Bight.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight]]
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Make a loop (top to you). The rabbit goes out of the hole, goes around you a second time, then back out of the hole a second time, around the tree, and back into the hole.
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The Double Bowline is one of the [[Forty knots]].
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;Lesson Vides:
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*[http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-double-loop-bowline-knot-265374/ Wonder How To Video: Double Loop Bowline Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-french-bowline-knot-with-animated-help-266005/ Wonder How To Video: French Bowline Knot]
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==Figure Eight==
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{{Shortcut|[[Figure Eight]]}}[[Image:Figure_Eight.gif|frame|right|Figure Eight knot]]
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:''Also see: [[Figure eight follow-through]], [[Figure eight on a bight]] and [[Figure eight on bend]]
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{{ABOK|# 570, p. 95}} {{Grog|The Figure Eight provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn't bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The figure of eight can fall undone and then has to be retied.}}
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a, [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5.
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==Rolling Hitch==
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[[Image:Rolling_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Rolling Hitch]]
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*Loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.''
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;Lesson Videos
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8rescue/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Figure 8] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-figure-eight-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265443/ Wonder How To Video: Figure Eight Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-figure-eight-knot-for-rock-climbing-269473/ Wonder How To Video: Figure Eight Knot For Rock Climbing] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-figure-eight-boy-scouts-knot-265370/ Wonder How To Video: Figure Eight Boy Scout Knot] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123035_figure-8-knot-uses.htm Video: Figure-8 Knot Uses] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123036_figure-8-knot-tying.htm Video: Figure-8 Knot Tying] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131240_tying-figure-8-knots.htm Video: Figure 8 Knots]
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==Marline Hitch==
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{{Shortcut|[[Marline Hitch]]}}[[Image:Marline_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Marline Hitch]]
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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==Marline Hitch==
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==Midshipman's Hitch==
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[[Image:Marline_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Marline Hitch]]
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{{Shortcut|[[Midshipman's Hitch]]}}[[Image:Midshipmans Hitch.gif|frame|left|Midshipman's Hitch]]
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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==Double Bowline==
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==Rolling Hitch==
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[[Image:Double_Bowline.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline (French Bowline)]]
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{{Shortcut|[[Rolling Hitch]]}}[[Image:Rolling_Hitch.gif|frame|left|Rolling Hitch]]
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127080_tying-rolling-hitch-knot.htm Video: Rolling Hitch] - [http://www.animatedknots.com/rollinghitchclimbing/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Rolling Hitch]
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==Knot==
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[[Image:Knot.gif|frame|left|Animation of how to tie a Knot]]
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==Stevedores Knot==
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{{Shortcut|[[Stevedores Knot]]}}[[Image:Stevedores_Knot.gif|frame|left|Stevedores Knot]]
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* [[Ordinary|Sea Scout Ordinary]] #:7. [[Overhand Knot]] - [[Stevedore's Knot]] - [[Bowline on a Bight]] - [[Timber Hitch]] - [[Rolling Hitch]] - [[Marline Hitch]] - [[Midshipman's Hitch]] - [[Double Bowline]]
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==External links==
==External links==
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*[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (152K PDF)
*[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (152K PDF)
*[http://www.seascout.org/general_resources/download_area.html#img12 Sea Scout Knots]
*[http://www.seascout.org/general_resources/download_area.html#img12 Sea Scout Knots]
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*[http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm Ropers Knots Page] Practical knots
 
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*[http://www.tollesburysc.co.uk/Knots/Knots_gallery.htm Knot Gallery] (GIF format)
 
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*[http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Knot Rock Climbing Knots]
 
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com Animated knots] (Javascript)
 
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*[http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_KnotsIndex.htm Knots Index]
 
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*[http://www.fishing-nc.com/fishing-knots.php Fishing knots]
 
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*[http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm Ian's Shoelace Site]
 
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*[http://www.igkt.net International Guild of Knot Tyers]
 
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*[http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotting/notate.htm Notation describing methods of tying knots]
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable Knot Index]
*[http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable Knot Index]
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*[http://www.draftlight.net/lifeonaline/ Underground rope rescue knots]
 
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Contents
Bowline on a Bight
Cleat Hitch
Double Bowline
Figure Eight
Marline Hitch
Midshipman's Hitch
Rolling Hitch
Stevedores Knot

Here are knots for the Boy Scout Small-Boat Sailing merit badge as well as Sea Scout Able, Apprentice and Ordinary ranks. The square knot, bowline, clove hitch, two half hitches, and figure eight are included in the Boy Scout Knots page.

Bowline on a Bight

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Bowline on a Bight
Bowline on a Bight
Bowline on a Bight
Also see: Bowline and Double Bowline.

The bowline on a bight is a rescue knot with two loops to support a person.

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Instructions

Start the bowline on a bight by tying a bowline using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope. Make the overhand loop as normal and bring the bight through and around the entire knot and tighten securely before putting weight on it.

The Bowline on a Bight is one of the Forty knots.

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Cleat Hitch

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Cleat Hitch
Cleat Hitch
Cleat Hitch

Required for:

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Double Bowline

Double Bowline (French Bowline)
Double Bowline (French Bowline)
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Double Bowline
Also see Bowline and Bowline on a bight.
The Double Bowline is also called the French Bowline.

The Double Bowline is like a Bowline that wraps around you a second time.

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Instructions

Make a loop (top to you). The rabbit goes out of the hole, goes around you a second time, then back out of the hole a second time, around the tree, and back into the hole.

The Double Bowline is one of the Forty knots.

Lesson Vides
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Figure Eight

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Figure Eight
Figure Eight knot
Figure Eight knot
Also see: Figure eight follow-through, Figure eight on a bight and Figure eight on bend

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 570, p. 95. Grog notes: "The Figure Eight provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn't bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The figure of eight can fall undone and then has to be retied."

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Instructions
  • Loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.
Lesson Videos
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Marline Hitch

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Marline Hitch
Marline Hitch
Marline Hitch
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Midshipman's Hitch

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Midshipman's Hitch
Midshipman's Hitch
Midshipman's Hitch
Required for
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Rolling Hitch

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Rolling Hitch
Rolling Hitch
Rolling Hitch
Required for
Video Lessons
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Stevedores Knot

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Stevedores Knot
Stevedores Knot
Stevedores Knot
Required for
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