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

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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.
There it collected numerous relics of the wreck-- iron utensils, anchors, pulley-strops, swivel-guns, an 18 lb.
He slipped his anchors, leaving them buoyed to be picked up in better weather.
The next morning, February 21st, at three o'clock, the furnaces began to roar; at five, the anchors were weighed, and the Resolute, powerfully driven by her screw, began to plough the water toward the mouth of the Thames.
The vessel was slowly rising and now the anchor was beyond the blacks who faced me and several feet above their heads.
As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
So the Doctor told Chee-Chee to pull up the anchor and the voyage began.
Last of all, so far as concerned the Solomons, her anchor rumbled down and bit into the coral-sanded bottom of the harbour of Tulagi, where, ashore on Florida Island, lived and ruled the Resident Commissioner.
It was not worth while to anchor till they were sure of good ground.
The Eleanor remained some few days at anchor here, and an apparently friendly intercourse was kept up with the inhabitants.
They were on board when the Henrietta made ready to weigh anchor.
Two hours afterwards, the other vessels had overtaken the flagship, and the three, not venturing perhaps to enter the narrow entrance of the harbor, cast anchor between Havre and La Heve.