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  • Just found an alternate spelling of this, fore-jeer bitts.

    March 6, 2008

  • "They reached the barricade, and Jack, looking forward, noticed a ship's boy seated on the fore-jear bitts rising and bowing graciously right and left. 'Mr Fielding,' he called, 'that boy Lowry is cutting capers on the forecastle. Let him jump up to the masthead as quick as he likes and learn manners there until supper-time.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 290

    March 5, 2008