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As it was, we beat out with flying colours, and anchored a few miles from the light.

We were the third from the van, and we all anchored within canister range.

We lay-to off the Cape two days, and then ran into Gibraltar, and anchored.

The ship had a good run from off Mahon to Leghorn where we anchored in the outer roads.

We anchored first at the Rock, but next day crossed over to the Spanish coast.

The same morning, an English frigate and a sloop-of-war came in and anchored.

Here she anchored again, just round a bend of the river, and lay there for the night.

At the end of the first day they reached a city where they anchored.

This night I expected to have anchored your vessel in Cowes, and have left them in safety.'

They deemed it prudent not to land, but anchored for the night in the middle of the bay.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ancor, borrowed 9c. from Latin ancora "anchor," from or cognate with Greek ankyra "anchor, hook" (see ankle). A very early borrowing and said to be the only Latin nautical term used in the Germanic languages. The -ch- form emerged late 16c., a pedantic imitation of a corrupt spelling of the Latin word. The figurative sense of "that which gives stability or security" is from late 14c. Meaning "host or presenter of a TV or radio program" is from 1965, short for anchorman.

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