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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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While anchored here, a boat which was astern of the Eleanor was stolen, and a seaman who was in it was killed.
He seemed about to give up all hope, when he espied, anchored at the Battery, a cable's length off at most, a trading vessel, with a screw, well-shaped, whose funnel, puffing a cloud of smoke, indicated that she was getting ready for departure.
'Anchor Land's business philosophy is anchored on what has become its battle cry: 100 percent commitment.
2 May 2018 - US-based grocery anchored shopping centre owner New Market Properties, a subsidiary of Atlanta, US-based Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
Herbst, "Removable ground anchors-answer for urban excavations, ground anchorages and anchored structure," in Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers International Conference, pp.
The deployment angle of the anchor rod is designed according to the force of the anchored body to keep the action line of the anchoring force coincide with the action line of the sliding force as much as possible (Figure 12).
How can you ever know when you are anchored if you can't feel any contact with your hand?