blood knot


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blood knot

n.
1. An overhand knot with multiple wraps tied in the thongs of a whip.
2. A knot used to join two lines, especially in fly fishing to attach a leader to the main line, tied by coiling either end around the opposite line and passing the ends between the two lines where the coils meet.

[From the fact that such knots in whips draw blood.]
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Noun1.blood knot - a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
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Back-to-back uni-knots also work well in coupling backing to mainline--much stronger than a blood knot.
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Fugard's earliest plays were No-Good Friday and Nongogo (both published in Dimetos and Two Early Plays, 1977), but it was The Blood Knot (1963), produced for stage (1961) and television (1967) in both London and New York City, that established his international reputation.
To me they felt uncomfortably false and forced, virtually regurgitated from other of Fugard's more substantial works, especially Blood Knot and "Master Harold" .
Serote mistakenly included The Blood Knot in this group, but even that play, developed as a two-hander by Fugard for himself and Zakes Mokae in Johannesburg in 1961, reflects a more transgressive urge than has generally been admitted--it was, after all, The Blood Knot which first proposed a kind of theatre involving performers crossing the racial divide to fulfill their given roles as characters whose destinies are intimately, indissolubly linked.
and the boys, A Lesson from Aloes, A Place With the Pigs and The Road to Mecca, along with important revivals of Boesman and Lena, Hello and Goodbye and The Blood Knot.
Blood Knot (1961), the first play ever performed in South Africa with a mixed cast, Hello and Goodbye (1965), and Boesman and Lena (1969) form a trilogy dealing with family relationships in and around Portuguese Elizabeth, Fugard's home and the setting for most of his plays.
He uses a blood knot to attach 20 feet of 30-pound flourocarbon.