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

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There it collected numerous relics of the wreck-- iron utensils, anchors, pulley-strops, swivel-guns, an 18 lb.
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.
Come,” he cried, “come, Mistress Remarkable, bring yourself to an anchor on this chair.
An impetuous woman, Lizabetha Prokofievna sometimes weighed her anchors and put out to sea quite regardless of the possible storms she might encounter.
I lost no time in weighing anchors and setting out for the continent, which we reached after a short and easy voyage.
The Jessie was plunging madly to two anchors, and every second or third sea broke clear over her bow.
By a simple system of floats, weights, and anchors, thousands of hooks, each on a separate leader, are suspended at a distance of from six inches to a foot above the bottom.
His sailor trousers were long and wide at the bottom, and the broad collar of his blouse had gold anchors sewed on its corners.
The "Stormy Petrel" was manned by half a dozen jaunty looking sailors, who made a fine display of blue shirts and shiny hats, with stars and anchors in every direction.
Stand fast with the anchors in the waist, and be ready for a cast.
On the bridge of the steamer, in the midst of the crowd, he bustled to and fro, never still for a moment, "dragging his anchors," as the sailors say, gesticulating, making free with everybody, biting his nails with nervous avidity.
And all this seemed natural enough; especially as in the merchant service many captains never show themselves on deck for a considerable time after heaving up the anchor, but remain over the cabin table, having a farewell merrymaking with their shore friends, before they quit the ship for good with the pilot.