The Recherche, after touching at several points in the Pacific, cast anchor
before Vanikoro, 7th July, 1827, in that same harbour of Vanou where the Nautilus was at this time.
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.
A nigger was kicking the bucket when I dropped anchor
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.
Beaten back on to the deck of his own vessel, and closely followed by a dozen Englishmen, he disengaged himself from them, ran swiftly down the deck, sprang back into the cog once more, cut the rope which held the anchor
, and was back in an instant among his crossbow-men.
Morrel," said Dantes, approaching, "the vessel now rides at anchor
, and I am at your service.
Entering it with some difficulty, on account of sand-bars and breakers, she came to anchor
in a spacious bay.
It was not worth while to anchor
till they were sure of good ground.
At the same instant I saw that the thing that had struck us was the trailing anchor
of a rather fair-sized air vessel; possibly a ten man cruiser.
We steamed down to the foot of the harbor and came to anchor
The sight of the mouth of the Ugambi filled Rokoff with renewed hope, for there, upon the yellow waters of the bay, floated the Kincaid at anchor
Thence, bearing generally south-east and making slow progress in the dead beat to windward, the Ariel dropped anchor
in nearly every harbour of the Solomons, from Choiseul and Ronongo islands, to the islands of Kulambangra, Vangunu, Pavuvu, and New Georgia.
We completed our run across the Pacific, lifted the volcanic peaks, jungle-clad, of the Bonin Islands, sailed in among the reefs to the land-locked harbour, and let our anchor
rumble down where lay a score or more of sea-gypsies like ourselves.
In the evening we reached the island of San Pedro, where we found the Beagle at anchor
I found a light kedge anchor
in the fore-hold, where such things were kept; and with a deal of exertion got it on deck and into the boat.