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

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and much backing of paddles, and heaving of the lead into a constantly decreasing depth of water, we dropped anchor in a strange outlandish-looking nook which nobody on board could recognise, although there was land all about us, and so close that we could plainly see the waving branches of the trees.
When we dropped anchor off Guayaquil half a dozen skippers from other steamers came on board to warn our skipper not to let any of his crew or officers go ashore except the ones he wanted to lose.
The right-hander shared a 58-run stand for the fourth wicket with opener Will Smith, who dropped anchor for 30.
newest and most powerful surface ship dropped anchor off the UK Friday in
Bernard Loots gave Holland the breakthrough by dismissing Smith (53 off 51 balls), but Gayle dropped anchor.
The pilot had dropped anchor but feared strong winds could still blow the 266ft vessel on to the rocks under the pier at Tynemouth.
WITH 20 overs to go it looked a formality, with England at 262-5, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood having dropped anchor and the draw as short as 1-150 with Bet365, writes Graham Woods.
The Indian Coast Guard detained the North Korean vessel that dropped anchor at Hut Bay on August 6 without the permission of Indian authorities after a six-hour chase.
The MT Tour tanker carrying Syrian crude oil dropped anchor in the Strait of Hormuz near the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas over the weekend, AIS Live ship tracking data on Reuters showed on Sunday.
Accounts collected by Gulf News on Monday from sources in the maritime industry said that the Hamed II attempted to ride out rough sea conditions overnight and dropped anchor several hundred metres from port.
SHIVER me timbers, a huge ship has dropped anchor at World Museum
THEY'VE already caused a storm in the West End, now these burlesque beauties have dropped anchor in Newcastle.