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Star Contra Propeller. See 'Contra Propeller'.

Star Globe. Small globe on which are depicted the fixed stars of lower magnitude, circles of right ascension, parallels of declina­tion, and the Ecliptic. As these are depicted on a convex surface we have a 'looking glass' effect, but star identification is much-simplified by use of the globe.

Star Knot 329 Stay Tackle

Star Knot. Ornamental knot put in end of six-stranded rope. End is unlaid to a whipping, 'half crown' is put in each strand - the standing part on top and in direction of lay of rope. End of each strand is passed through 'half crown' of next strand, then passed under its own part and brought to centre. Finished off as wall knot, or crowned.

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