The eye-splice is used to form a permanent loop in the end of a rope.
Don't set them up to bands; eye-splice and put them over the spar.
The stirrups fit to staples in the yard, with an eye-splice.
A tail-block is a single block strapped with an eye-splice and having a long end by which to make the block fast temporarily.
The messenger has an eye-splice at each end, through which several turns of a strong lashing are passed, forming an endless rope.