Have you reached the bitter end? This is what it means. . .

Have you ever wonder what the term ‘the bitter end’ really meant?

The bitter end’ means the very end and comes from a nautical term. Anchor cable was wrapped around posts called bitts.

The bitt end (or bitter end) refers to the final part of the anchor rope near to where the rope is fixed to the ship’s deck. Usually marked with coloured rags, the bitter end derives its name from the bollards (or bitts) on the deck to which the anchor rope is tied.
cat at end of rope

When sailors lowered the anchor, and it came across the rags on the bitter end, they knew there was no more rope left, meaning the water was too deep to set anchor and there was nothing else they could do. They had reached the end of their resources and were at the very end.

 

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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