To put round the bitts concerning bitt the cable to be able to fasten it or to slacken it slowly called veering away
- See Bitts
- secure with a bitt
- a stronger post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for affixing mooring lines)
- See Bitts.
- to place across the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, to be able to fasten it or even slacken it slowly, to create veering away.
(v. t.) To place across the bitts; because, to bitt the cable, to fasten it or even to slacken it slowly, which is called veering away.
Walsingham had long been convinced, like parliament and the majority of Englishmen, of the necessity of removing Mary; bitt it was only the discovery of Babington's plot that enabled him to bring pressure enough to bear upon Elizabeth to ensure Mary's execution.