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N_B_K_Wrap discussion

Page history last edited by dave@layhands.com 11 years, 9 months ago

This is a place for discussing the definition of the following term:  N.B.K.Wrap


N.Wrap(around nothing, curve right, finish front, 1.5 times, two-finger size) -- A .Wrap is formed by taking a .Cord in a complete revolution around an object (or simply around the air) so that the .Cord continues in its ORIGINAL direction of travel.  Traditionally referred to as a Loop.


        A .Wrap consists of the following parts:


          .Wrap_Leg1 -- The "leg" of the .Wrap BEFORE the .Cord curves around the object.  This is the first "leg" you would reach by tracing the .Cord from .Body to .Tail_End.

          .Wrap_Curve -- The part of the .Wrap which curves around the object and which is BETWEEN the two "legs."

          .Wrap_Leg2 -- The "leg" of the .Wrap AFTER the .Cord curves around the object.


      .Wrap can be used with the following two-word parameters (in any order):  The "around" parameter specifies the object around which the .Cord is wrapped, such as "around tree" or "around nothing."  The "curve" parameter indicates the initial direction in which the .Cord travels when it starts curving around the object (or around the air).  The "finish" parameter indicates whether .Wrap_Leg2 crosses .Wrap_Leg1 in front or behind or right or left or above or below.  The "times" parameter is optional, and it indicates how many times the .Cord goes around the object ("1 time" is the default value).  "1.5 times" around an object is traditionally referred to as a Round Turn.  "0.5 times" or "1/2 times" around an object is the same as a .Collar.  The "size" parameter is optional, and it indicates the approximate size of the .Wrap, usually when the .Wrap is made in the air.  Some examples for the size parameter might be "two-finger size" (the size when wrapped around two fingers) or "hand size," etc.

Comments (1)

dave@layhands.com said

at 9:46 pm on Feb 11, 2010

"Loop" has conflicting meanings in traditional terminology, so it's not a clear and unambiguous term to use. "Turn" is a possibility, but "turn" also has conflicting meanings because we can turn to the left or right, and we can turn things on or off, and so on. "Wrap" has an advantage because this word naturally suggests the idea of a flexible material "going around" an object.

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