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- n. the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel
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Unfortunately, just as Lion glided to a halt, her anchor chain jammed in the chocks.
Nor does the anatomy “expert” foresee the pelvic piece, still filled with gas, breaking free from its weighted bag, starting for the surface only to be caught up in the anchor chain of the Fish and Wildlife worker, Jim Tilson.
Then there was the day he stuck the T-33 deep in the mud while doing touch-and-go’s on a not-so-dry lake with Yeager, and the time he fouled the runway at Nellis when the arresting hook of his F-104 snared an anchor chain and sent big chunks of steel careening here and yon.