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[7] He must fix the stakes asland,1 so that when pulled they may stand the strain. On the tops of them let him put an equal number of meshes,2 and set the props3 uniformly, raising the purse towards the centre.

1 i.e., sloping towards the side from which the hare will come. The nets, of course, hang on the other side of the stakes.

2 If ἴσους means “equal in number,” more than one mesh is to be put in the groove of each stake, so that the top of the row of nets will be puckered. Perhaps, however, “level in height” is the sense.

3 Small sticks were used for propping up the purse on the inside, and the purse was propped higher towards the middle; it ended in a point, so that it resembled the net on a woman's head.

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