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"Strongly timbered bark"

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When Othello does not arrive in Cyprus before the other ships, Cassio says

His bark is stoutly timbered, and his pilot
Of very expert and approve allowance (2.1.50-51).

What is the meaning of this quote?

A

The captain of Othello's boat is well-trained and the sea has calmed.

B

The captain of Othello's ship is well-trained, and the ship is made of strong wood..

C

Othello would go down with his ship if needed, but the ship is unsinkable.

D

Othello is on a strong ship, but also Othello's character is strong.

E

The other ships did not need to remain in the sea to ensure all the Turkish ships had sunk or turned around. Othello's ship did need to do this, so it would take them longer to make it to Cyprus.