unbitt

unbitt

(ʌnˈbɪt)
vb (tr)
to unfasten or remove (a cable) from the bitts of a ship
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The original floor was troweled and the unbitted areas are fine.
He shows his ability to exile himself "from all pleasure and recreation, frowning and grudging at everything wherein is any mirth or solace" when, counseling Roderigo, he refers to "our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts; whereof I take this, that you call love, to be a sect or scion" (1.3.331-33).
It is to such stirrings of the passions that Iago refers in reminding his gull Roderigo that human beings have "reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, [our] unbitted lusts" (Riverside Othello, 1.3.330-31).