from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, tackle for holding on to the ground; anchors collectively; also, anchorage.


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  • They fairly flew in and out of the room, now bringing in the great whittled-up, weather-beaten benches and placing them in school-room fashion, and then rolling in boxes and casks which served as a ground-hold for the planks which were stretched across them for desks.

    The Girl of the Golden West


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