Synonyms for anchorage

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There ought to have been a tranquil bark in such an anchorage, and there was.

It pushed its way to the water at her very feet, and chose that as its anchorage.

Why else should she move from her anchorage thus in the dead of night?

The yacht had gone off to her anchorage, and we had to wait some time for a boat.

The anchorage is protected from all winds except those from the south-east.

The land—I say, the mainland is at least seven miles off my anchorage.

I remarked that we had been in luck to fetch the anchorage before dark.

Were they to do so, Boston might be bombarded, and the ships driven from their anchorage.

Piang let go his anchorage and headed for the mouth of the ditch.

We must get the vessel away from them and take her back to her anchorage.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "toll or charge for anchoring" (see anchor (v.) + -age. Meaning "act of dropping anchor, being at anchor" is from 1610s; that of "place suitable for anchoring" is from 1706. The Alaska city of Anchorage was founded 1914.

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