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When a kusti breaks, a Zoroastrian can no longer wear it, because, except For the two reef knots made while wearing it, the kusti cannot have any more knots, nor can it be stitched in any part of its length.
Most people place one half-granny knot on top of another, which results in either a notoriously unstable granny knot or a very stable reef knot, depending on whether the two half-knots have the same or opposite orientation,' said Polster.
I can't tie a reef knot, I'd be hard pressed to recognise and name three types of butterfly and the number of rows we have when travelling suggests none of our family aged nine to 80 can map read.
One senior Scout was heard to mutter that their founder, Lord Baden- Powell, "would be tying reef knots in his grave".
Turn your back on a length of rope in the bottom of a boat, (it may be called warp, sheet, halyard, but it's still rope) and it will have convoluted itself into a tangle of reef knots, clove hitches, sheepshanks, even grannies.
Officers who discovered his body found his shirt had been ripped up, tied by reef knots into a rope then tightened around his neck.
Knot expert Geoffrey Budworth, a former Metropolitan Police inspector said separate strips of Mr Evans's shirt had been tied together using reef knots to form a rope and this had been tied around his neck using another knot.