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lease each end, plenty of water

 
Signal       268 ends, 400 yards.
Simmer       268 ends, 500 yards.
Simpleton       378 ends, 4000 yards.
Sincere       378 ends, 6000 yards.
 
Sinewy       864 ends, 1000 yards.
Sinister       1000 ends, 600 yards.
Sinless       1000 ends, 1000 yards.
Sirloin       1200 ends, 600 yards.
 
Sister       No cuts, 2 in a pin, pin and thread lease each end, plenty of water bands.
Skeleton       No cuts, 4 in a pin, pin and thread lease each end, plenty of water bands.
 
Skillful       Double thread lease each end and every 250 yards space one foot apart.
Skipper       Double thread lease each end and every 500 yards space one foot apart.
 
Sluggish       Chain yarps.
Slumber       Ball warps.
 
Soldier       Warps of good description.
Sonata       Open lease throughout.
 

The only signs I am sure of are signs in words. In the cemetery after the birds had drifted past, I looked for the nearest words.
The nearest words were on the nearest grave. Some of the words were in English...

 

ex
Warp Specifications, Yarn Telegraphic Code (Catlin & Company, 1909)
et
Gerald Murnane, Inland (1988; Faber paperback, 1990) : 168

LEASE, n., v.2 —
The division of the threads made in a warp before it is put on the loom...
a continuous, coherent sequence... the thread of a discourse...
Dictionary of the Scots Language here

yarps — typo for warps?
 

22 March 2019
tags: a continuous coherent sequence; lease; near; telegraphic codes; yarn; yarp; Gerald Murnane