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|Typical use||Shortening rope|
The dogshank is a variant of the sheepshank, where the eyes formed at each end have the ends of the rope passed through them to prevent the knot from spilling. (The ends of the rope must be available.)
- Project Gutenberg (September 21, 2004). The Project Gutenberg eBook, Knots, Splices and Rope Work, by A. Hyatt Verrill. Retrieved November 6, 2005. The Dogshank is shown in Figure 82.
- Chiang Kai Shek College (September 13, 2005). Basic Knots. Retrieved November 6, 2005. Section 8 contains a description of the Dogshank.