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The watap, wet or dry, does not yield, and has therefore been found to be the best thing of all others for this purpose.
These threads are as strong as the best cords of hemp, and are known among the Indians by the name of “watap.”
In a country, therefore, where hemp and flax cannot be readily procured, the “watap” is of great value.
Thus placed, they were all firmly lashed with strong cords of watap, by means of holes pierced in the bottom plank.