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

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But," replied the owner, glancing after Dantes, who was watching the anchoring of his vessel, "it seems to me that a sailor needs not be so old as you say, Danglars, to understand his business, for our friend Edmond seems to understand it thoroughly, and not to require instruction from any one.
The Thark's great weight was anchoring us to our doom.
The next day, after anchoring, I succeeded in reaching the summit of this hill.