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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANCHORING

What was their motive in anchoring the Minnie B in the middle of the Sargasso?

On that Wolverstone turned to give his attention to the operation of anchoring.

Under it, and anchoring it, was a concrete wall all around the city.

On the day after their anchoring, a large canoe put off from the mainland.

On her anchoring in the Bay of Good Success, several of the party went on shore.

Next day we reached Vladivostock, anchoring in a semicircle in front of the town.

Frenchmen have a trick of anchoring thus to escape a breeze.

Stopping or anchoring at some intermediate port in the course of a voyage.

In anchoring, you are at the main clew-lines, and the main brace.

On anchoring they saw a small bark at anchor near the shore.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.