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reesetee commented on the word fore-jeer bitts
The port-admiral be damned!
March 6, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word fore-jeer bitts
Alternate spelling of fore-jear bitts that occurs in the novel following the one I cited on that page. Urgh.
"...one broken collarbone—a sheet-anchor man who ... undertook to show his mates how to dance the Irish trot poised on the fore-jeer bitts."
--Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 123
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