Anybody but Esther Tidditt, that is; she's down on him like a sheet anchor on a crab.
His caprices remain the sheet anchor of the would-be virtuoso.
The sheet anchor was let go, and alone now kept the brig from destruction.
But Tom knew that I had taken the will; that I had deprived him of his sheet anchor.
Churchmen cling to it as a sheet anchor in controversy with Nonconformists.
I should cut away the masts and bring up with my sheet anchor.
She will, I see, be my sheet anchor while I am obliged to tarry on this coast.
"Not a word against my sheet anchor, Nelly," exclaimed the Colonel.
But the doctors stick to calomel as the sheet anchor of their faith.
This remembrance and impression is the sheet anchor of his steadfastness.