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English citations of anchour


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  • 17th Century, Thomas Coryate, Coryat’s Crudities[1], page 186:
    Shee is now rigged, and trimmed, and ready to hoyſe Sayle ; your Maieſties fauour will be vnto it both like a pleaſant gale of wind in the Poupe, to make it beare Sayle, and like a wel‐fenced docke and ſecure hauen of tranquilitie, where ſhe may ride at Anchour in a Halcedonian calme, and ſhoote off her Ordinance againſt the Criticall Pirates and malignant Zoiles that ſcowre the ſurging Sea of this vaſte Vniuerſe.
  • 1650, John Trapp, Solomonis Panaretos[2], page 216:
    A wicked man beaten out of earthly comforts, is as a naked man in a ſtorme, and an unarmed man in the field, or a ſhip toſſed in the ſea without an Anchour, which preſently daſheth upon rocks, or falleth upon quickſands.
  • 1688, William Camden, The History of the Moſt Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth[3], page 415:
    The Spaniards report that the Duke, when thoſe Fire‐ſhips approached, commanded the whole Fleet to weigh Anchour and ſtand to Sea ; yet ſo as, having avoided the Danger, every Ship ſhould return to his former Station.