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A knot that is usually used as a hitch. It consists of two half-hitches created mirror-image around a post. It can also result when you tie a reef or square knot correctly, but then tighten one rope much more than the other; the tight rope ends up acting as the "post", and the loose rope takes on the larks-head configuration.

An ASCII art version:

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          /  \       /  \
~~~~~~~~~~\   \~~~~~/   /~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~\   |~~~|   /~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~|  |~~~|  |~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~|  |~~~|  |~~~~~~~~~~~
       |  | |  |   |  | |  |
       |  \_____________/  |
       \                   /
        \_________________/
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