The half-hitch is a loop around a rope with the short end secured under the loop (Fig. 69).
The bobbins not actually in use hang down fixed as in lace work by a half-hitch.
Unhappily, Paddy was standing in the middle of the coil, and before he could jump out of it a half-hitch was caught round his leg.
Take a half-hitch over the end of each bight with the standing part which is next to it.
Hiram noted that the Cap'n's trembling hands were taking a half-hitch with a rope's end about a tiller-spoke.
Repeat this for the second half-hitch, using standing part in place of pole.
A variation of serving is made by "half-hitch" work, as shown in Figs. 139-140.
To shorten a guy rope on tent or marquee, gather the rope in the form of two long loops and pass a half-hitch over each loop.
By making a half-hitch around this internode, the vine is held very firmly.
Britt, turning, yelled to the officer at the top of the slope, “Give that snub-line a half-hitch and hold that load!”