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  • v. secure a vessel with an anchor

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Examples

  • The troops embarked in one hundred and twenty galleys at the port of Caghari, cast anchor the third day on the confines of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • As soon as the reinforcement was seen from the mast-head of the admiral's ship, off Cadiz Bay, signal was immediately made to Captain Troubridge to put to sea; and he was out of sight before the ships from home cast anchor in the British station.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • No word was spoken, and in eerie silence the strange ships crept stealthily onwards, and cast anchor beside the

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • Twelve ships from Constantinople, and about sixty barks, laden with the fruits of industry, annually cast anchor on the coast; and the list of Colchian exports is much increased, since the natives had only slaves and hides to offer in exchange for the corn and salt which they purchased from the subjects of Justinian.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • A fleet of three thousand Isaurians cast anchor in the Bay of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Mr. Thorn and Mr. Stackpole will make indefinite voyages of discovery round Mrs. Decatur's rooms, and then, having a glimmering perception that the light of Miss Ringgan's eyes is in another direction, they will sheer off; and you will presently see them come sailing blandly in, one after the other, and cast anchor for the evening; when, to your extreme delight, Mr. Stackpole and Miss Ringgan will immediately commence fighting.

    Queechy

  • Xavier endeavoured to undeceive them, but they adhered to their first opinion, and they had gone much further out of their way, if the captain, upon the word of the saint, had not struck sail, and cast anchor till the return of the chalop, which he had sent out to discover the neighbouring coast.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • Having left Melinda, where they continued but few days, and still coasting Africa, they cast anchor at Socotora, which is beyond Cape Guardafu, and over against the Strait of Mecca.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • Proconnesus before they cast anchor at Gallipoli; where the sea, which separates Asia from Europe, is again contracted into a narrow channel.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • From Leghorn, where his Lordship was joined by Mr. Hamilton Browne, he set sail on the 24th of July, and, after about ten days of most favourable weather, cast anchor at Argostoli, the chief port of Cephalonia.

    Life of Lord Byron

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