Rightly translated, it is: “Also when he desired the bonnet-sail to be reattached to the sail, he showed three fires.”
It felt like I'd amputated part of myself and it had been reattached.
That is to say, they are not merely detachable; they might be reattached to almost any number of other stories.
When they had made everything strong and secure, they went to the top of the comb and reattached it to the ceiling of the hive.
mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also cf. Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.