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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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Once the captain realized the ship had sustained serious damage, he sent out an SOS immediately and steered south of the port before dropping anchor, reports UDN.
Dropping anchor helps us reconnect with the present and widen our perspective.