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ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.

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Far below him the Tappan Zee spread its dusky and indistinct waste of waters, with here and there the tall mast of a sloop, riding quietly at anchor under the land.
I expect the ship will have its own anchor," said the Doctor.
Did I not tell you that there were enough willing Christian damsels to be met with, who would think it sin to refuse so brave a knight le don d'amoureux merci, and you must needs anchor your affection on a wilful, obstinate Jewess
I communicated to his majesty a project I had formed of seizing the enemy's whole fleet; which, as our scouts assured us, lay at anchor in the harbour, ready to sail with the first fair wind.
The Recherche, after touching at several points in the Pacific, cast anchor before Vanikoro, 7th July, 1827, in that same harbour of Vanou where the Nautilus was at this time.
They were on board when the Henrietta made ready to weigh anchor.
However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot.
Before an anchor can ever be raised, it must be let go; and this perfectly obvious truism brings me at once to the subject of the degradation of the sea language in the daily press of this country.
It’s all the same as any other battle, d’ye see sir, being broadside to broadside, only that it was foot at anchor, which was what we did in Port Pray a roads, when Suff’ring came in among us; and a suff’ring time he had of it before he got out again.
Two hours afterwards, the other vessels had overtaken the flagship, and the three, not venturing perhaps to enter the narrow entrance of the harbor, cast anchor between Havre and La Heve.
The trade exhausted at one place, they would up anchor and off to another.
In her bows lay a tiny anchor, two jugs of water, and some seventy fathoms of thin, brown dory-roding.