And Pencroft showed a rope which fastened the cable to the bitt itself.
A small silver coin of the West Indies, six of which make a bitt.
The life line was trailing from his waist to the bitt––the clear white sea was up to his middle and racing over the taffrail.
The bitt for the bowsprit to be stepped in runs through the deck and into the keelson.
"I had a cousin once who used to travel a great deal," interrupted "Bill," taking a seat on the deck with his back against a bitt.
The hawser had but just been loosened from the bitt when the drag of the waters began.
On a bight of this rope, between the block and the bitt, the accumulator was lashed.
Keep one turn round the bitt, and heave in on it when the painter slacks.
Bite is a turn of a cable, and the bitter end is that part of the cable which is wound round the bitt.
bitt′ers, a liquid prepared from bitter herbs or roots, and used as a stomachic.