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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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ANTI-SMUGGLING VESSEL DROPS ANCHOR AT ALBERT DOCK FOR FESTIVAL ONE of the biggest attractions at the River Mersey Festival was HMC Seeker.
An avid fisherman as well, he often drops anchor for a day of deep-sea fishing off the Long Island or Florida coasts, one of his favorite places to visit in the world and, as a veteran of the hospitality and gaming profession he has seen a lot.
The magnificent frigate, famous for her TV roles, drops anchor to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.