To secure your donkey while you sleep, dine, sightsee or shop, you'll need to demonstrate proficiency with the chair or bowline knot.
Out he sprang like a stag before the boat could be blown back into the sea and tied his vessel to the footbridge with a perfect bowline .
I learned to tie my knots, especially the difficult bowline .
Do not use a bowline - it will probably come undone in your pocket and let you down the moment you come to deploy it.
Now show me how to tie that bowline knot again, my friend.
While we tied a bowline loop in the end of a rope I called, ‘What sort of shape's he in?’
‘A hideous thing to watch, even as a quasi-curious foreigner,’ was Thompson's initial reaction, despite his assertion that he ‘can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than ten seconds’.
The other Alan, trying to be grown up, was sat there painting on a beard with a burnt bit of cork and practising tying a bowline with his left hand
Slip the loop of the bowstring over the nock and down the limb of the bow and tie the free end of the string to the other nock using a timber hitch, bowline or similar non-stressing knot.
She grabbed him and yanked him unceremoniously into the boat, and untied the bowline herself.