Noun(1) a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
(1) While we tied a bowline loop in the end of a rope I called, ├ö├ç├┐What sort of shape's he in?├ö├ç├û(2) She grabbed him and yanked him unceremoniously into the boat, and untied the bowline herself.(3) To secure your donkey while you sleep, dine, sightsee or shop, you'll need to demonstrate proficiency with the chair or bowline knot.(4) The other Alan, trying to be grown up, was sat there painting on a beard with a burnt bit of cork and practising tying a bowline with his left hand(5) ├ö├ç├┐A hideous thing to watch, even as a quasi-curious foreigner,├ö├ç├û was Thompson's initial reaction, despite his assertion that he ├ö├ç├┐can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than ten seconds├ö├ç├û.(6) Now show me how to tie that bowline knot again, my friend.(7) Do not use a bowline - it will probably come undone in your pocket and let you down the moment you come to deploy it.(8) Slip the loop of the bowstring over the nock and down the limb of the bow and tie the free end of the string to the other nock using a timber hitch, bowline or similar non-stressing knot.(9) I learned to tie my knots, especially the difficult bowline .(10) Out he sprang like a stag before the boat could be blown back into the sea and tied his vessel to the footbridge with a perfect bowline .(11) At the other end, I have a length of webbing wrapped once completely around the tree with loops tied in either end, also with bowlines (otherwise known as a ├ö├ç├┐rabbit runner├ö├ç├û).(12) Outside the harbor, the waves were high enough that we had to grip the bowlines to keep our feet.(13) Trial watchers in the public gallery could be seen practising their bowlines as forensic scientist Rodger Ide gave an insight into the techniques of examining knots.
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