Origin of clove hitch
Examples from the Web for clove hitch
Round turn, two half-hitches, and clove-hitch: These are very useful in securing the guys of a gin to the stakes, etc.The Gunner's Examiner|Harold E. Cloke
Or, take a clove-hitch over the crown on each arm or fluke, stopping the end to its own part, or to the shank.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Take this silk rope, Gomez, and clove-hitch it well up the trunk.Captain Brand of the "Centipede"|H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
Then take one of the bights formed by the clove-hitch and put it over the other.
Or, take a clove-hitch over the crown, stopping the end to its own part, or to the shank.