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  • They watched the barges up-anchor, and before we began to jerk into line I could hear their conversation.

    Greenmantle

  • There seemed nothing for it but to up-anchor, and to sea again in my shirt.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • The reason I didn't up-anchor and get out that night was that, when I came aboard I discovered not far from my berth the unobtrusive loom of that Dutch gunboat, arrived for a "look-in" at last.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • It seemed as if any extreme of hazard were to be preferred to so grisly a certainty; as if it would be better to up-anchor after all, put to sea at a venture, and, perhaps, perish at the hands of cannibals on one of the more obscure Paumotus.

    The Ebb-Tide

  • They watched the barges up-anchor, and before we began to jerk into line I could hear their conversation.

    Greenmantle

  • Then they returned to their ship, and up-anchor, and away along the coast, so far as that allowed, but always keeping a straight course.

    Gudrid the Fair A Tale of the Discovery of America

  • The rush of expectant men out of the forecastle, the snatching of hand-spikes, the tramp of feet, the clink of the pawls, make a stirring accompaniment to a plaintive up-anchor song with a roaring chorus; and this burst of noisy activity from a whole ship's crew seems like a voiceful awakening of the ship herself, till then, in the picturesque phrase of Dutch seamen, "lying asleep upon her iron."

    The Mirror of the Sea

  • "We'd better not leave this here spot until we see 'em up-anchor and get well away," advised Jake.

    Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess

  • _Irresistible_, saw the flashes along the Hillsea ridge and Portsdown height and heard the roar of the explosions, he at once up-anchor and got his squadron under way.

    The World Peril of 1910

  • Signal to Squadron A to up-anchor at once and telephone to Squadron B to do the same.

    The World Peril of 1910

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