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In decades past, the end of the anchor cable was fastened to bitts – heavy wooden posts – toward the bow. When the entire cable played out you were at the “bitter end.” Hence to stick to something to the very last is to stay to the “bitter end.”

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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