He first cast anchor at Botany Bay, visited the Friendly Isles, New Caledonia, then directed his course towards Santa Cruz, and put into Namouka, one of the Hapai group.
As long as it went through more frequented waters, we often saw the hulls of shipwrecked vessels that were rotting in the depths, and deeper down cannons, bullets, anchors, chains, and a thousand other iron materials eaten up by rust.
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
To speak with severe technicality, a ship or a fleet is "brought up" - the complementary words unpronounced and unwritten being, of course, "to an anchor.
The anchor came up with a sob, and the riding-sail bellied as Troop steadied her at the wheel.
Splash went the anchor, and they all heaved over the lines, each man taking his own place at the bulwarks.
But I decided to know positively, and at once, so, with the greatest caution, I commenced to climb slowly up the anchor
chain toward the deck above me.
He slipped his anchors
, leaving them buoyed to be picked up in better weather.
And so, for Jerry, vanished Tulagi, its Commissioner's bungalow on top of the hill, its vessels riding to anchor
in the harbour, and Michael, his full blood-brother.
From the wharf at Selby's we watched with careless interest the lubberly manoeuvre performed of bringing the yacht to anchor, and the equally lubberly manoeuvre of sending the small boat ashore.
Not one was able to bear a hand, so Charley and I between us cleared the badly tangled running gear, got up sail, and hoisted anchor.
Stand fast with the anchors in the waist, and be ready for a cast.
On either side the seamen whom Sir Nigel had chosen for the purpose had cast their anchors over the side of the galleys, so that the three vessels, locked in an iron grip, lurched heavily forward upon the swell.
He also provided himself with three thoroughly tested iron anchors
, and a light but strong silk ladder fifty feet in length.
On the bridge of the steamer, in the midst of the crowd, he bustled to and fro, never still for a moment, "dragging his anchors
," as the sailors say, gesticulating, making free with everybody, biting his nails with nervous avidity.