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

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An avid fisherman as well, he often drops anchor for a day of deep-sea fishing off the Long Island or Florida coasts, one of his favorite places to visit in the world and, as a veteran of the hospitality and gaming profession he has seen a lot.
Grand Turk, the magnificent wooden frigate famous for her television roles, drops anchor to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
The town's waterfront dock space cannot accommodate the deeper draft of larger ships such as the Columbus, which drops anchor in the channel and shuttles passengers in.