Take the end of a rope and unlay one strand; place the two remaining strands back alongside of the standing part (Fig. 92).
To untwist, to unlay ropes; to teaze, to convert it into oakum.
unlay the end of a rope for a short distance, and lay the three strands upon the standing part, so as to form an eye.
The ordinary way of pointing a rope is to first whip as described (Fig. 4), and then unlay the end as for the Flemish eye.
unlay the strands for a convenient length; then take an end in each hand, place them one within the other, and draw them close.