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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 woman weighs anchor with the dog, which learns to cling to the deck with toenails and teeth, so a fierce gust or extra wild wave doesn't sweep him away.
The Voyage weighs anchor as, via projected imagery, an enormous ship sails into Victoria Square, docking beside the Town Hall.
Spectacular: The Voyage weighs anchor in Victoria Square.