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

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Dropping anchor is Island Paradise, filled with exploration, fun and a world of discoveries, set on the sunny shores and glistening water of a tropical paradise.
Sahnawi informed newsmen to the effect that the underwater cable connecting Beirut to Tripoli had been possibly damaged by a ship's dropping anchor on November 27 resulting in the disruption of the internet service for a few hours.
The coastguard spokesman said that despite dropping anchor the boat had drifted slightly.