bow knot

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bow knot

A decorative element in the stylized shape of a ribbon tied in a bow; often in the form of repetitive open loops which contain rosettes. See also: Ornament
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When a kusti breaks, a Zoroastrian can no longer wear it, because, except For the two reef knots made while wearing it, the kusti cannot have any more knots, nor can it be stitched in any part of its length.
I don't feel I can criticise my children for failing to tie reef knots when I can't help them with their homework.
After an uncomfortable silence, I confessed: "Two earthworms in a reef knot probably isn't off-the-wall enough.
I could tie a handy reef knot when I was a Lifeboy.
Did they ask how many girls could tie a reef knot or start a fire using sawdust and a bent twig?
As the Reef Knot is the only one I've ever heard of in the chapter on how to tie the things, I give it a go.
Achieving it on the Xbox can put your fingers in a reef knot, but start practising now, since the improved version allows you to shift Sam's weight and get him to jump to a higher ledge.
Prof Polster believes that shoe wearers traditionally use a granny knot when they should be using the subtly different but much stronger reef knot long known to sailors and scouts.
I did learn a few knots and, on one occasion as we were coming in to port, I jumped ashore athletically and tied a perfect reef knot before looking around proudly to see if anyone was watching.
Rally cars mingled with reef knots when hundreds of Cubs gathered at Ian Ramsey in June 1984, above.