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Synonyms for cast anchor

secure a vessel with an anchor

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lay among the reefs until the 14th, and not until the 20th did he cast anchor within the barrier in the harbour of Vanou.
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.
It was on this account, no doubt, that a boat was detached from the bark as soon as the latter had cast anchor, and came with eight sailors, amidst whom was to be seen an object of an oblong form, a sort of large pannier or bale.
The boat that now arrived, assured by the answering signal that all was well, soon came in sight, white and silent as a phantom, and cast anchor within a cable's length of shore.
They entered the roadstead; but as they drew near in order to cast anchor, a little cutter, looking like a coastguard formidably armed, approached the merchant vessel and dropped into the sea a boat which directed its course to the ladder.
Quiet, you scugs," he cried, "or I'll cast anchor in you"; and at once the din was hushed.
Night passes in a twink, and again your rakish craft noses for the wind, whales spout, you glide over buried cities, and have brushes with pirates and cast anchor on coral isles.
After a whole day of driving and a couple of short stops -- including a short detour to the scenic Edith Falls it's time to cast anchor at Daly Waters, 600 km south of Darwin.
We could not round the cape before dark, and therefor the captain did not dare try it, we therefor ran into a cove a few miles north of Hatteras and cast anchor.