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Old 11-23-2009, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Matoyak View Post
Bore makes me think of a nice clean edge that can "heal"/be filled in smoothly. Ripping a hole is much messier and qould take more effort to fix...
Or that's how I've helped picture the difference...
Actually, I think Rand's use of "bore" in that quote is misleading. As I understand the process, it's more more like inserting a needle through a piece of cloth or using a Fid to splice a rope; the strands of the fabric or rope are moved apart without damaging them or weakening them. That's almost the exact opposite of ripping a hole.
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Last edited by Weird Harold; 11-23-2009 at 10:14 PM.