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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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After a "refreshing cup of tea and sandwiches" the steamer sailed on, allowing those on board to see the last of the German fleet as it weighed anchor, moved into line and headed out of the estuary leaving behind a trail of black smoke.
Earlier, Samiullah Shenwari weighed anchor with a breezy 65 off 43 balls while Calum MacLeod chipped in with a quick 40 to help the Paktia Panthers to a challenging 167 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs.
But by early December 1 the wind had decreased so the skipper finally weighed anchor to continue a short passage in ballast from Liverpool to Ireland.
Cargo liner RMS St Helena, one of only four remaining Royal Mail ships, has weighed anchor in the South Atlantic for the last time.
Dan Lawrence weighed anchor and took 23 deliveries to get off the mark but his obdurate innings ended on nine when he chased a wide one from Timm van der Gugten to give Aneurin Donald a catch at second slip.
ON THE CREST OF A WAVE...Hosting the Tall Ships event will be plain sailing for organisers this year as the brilliant boats have already weighed anchor on Tyneside twice before.