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a double knot consisting of two asymmetric half hitches, which tends to slip under tension.
gran·ny knot (gran'ē not)
A double knot in which the free ends of the second loop are asymmetric and not in the same plane as the free ends of the first loop.
A double knot in which the ends of the cord do not lie parallel, but alternate being over and under each other. This knot is not as secure as a square knot. See: knot for illus.
an insecure knot with the loose ends of the suture coming out from the loop one over and one under when they should be both under or both over.
Granny knot. By permission from Slatter D, Textbookof Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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The reef knot was also the strongest in comparison with the granny knot
So the message from Rio is clear - if you want to keep up with the latest beachwear fashions, learn to tie a granny knot
A forensic scientist said Shipman, who died a day before his 58th birthday, had tried to tie several knots before succeeding with the granny knot
which killed him.
NASSER HUSSAIN might need a safe-breaker to crack the West Indies, but yesterday his bowlers looked incapable of unravelling a granny knot