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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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The ships weigh anchor and passengers are ferried to the port on small boats, but can be unwilling to make the trip in rough conditions and prefer to be able to step directly off the cruise liners.
2 Weigh Anchor 3 Mister Baileys 4 King's Theatre 3 1 2 l, 1l, 1 3 4 l May 11, 1994 3 and under, plater; 4-5, lowgrade handicapper; 6-7, fair handicapper; 8-9, high-grade handicapper; 10-11, Group class; 12.
Veterans and onlookers also turned out to watch the frigates,minehunters and patrol craft from eight visiting nations prepare to weigh anchor.
Weigh Anchor and Set Cell Germany's Hydra claims to be the first vessel powered entirely by fuel cells.
One feels a surfeit of angst struggling to weigh anchor, as if Shinn were unleashing into one evening more melancholia than he truly knew what to do with.
It is only fitting that - like the return of the Discovery to Dundee - the Britannia should also weigh anchor for the final time in the land of her birth.
"Those companies that wish to sail at the head of the markets must weigh anchor from a mooring secured to value, namely the value proposition," the authors say.