from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sea-anchor.


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  • In fine weather these "red-boats," as, owing to their usual colour, they are commonly called, lay up in creeks or shelters while the crews pass their time at leisure, but as soon as a storm arises they immediately put out and ride to a drift-anchor, ready at a moment's notice to hoist sail and dash to the rescue of any craft in distress.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition Oliver George Ready


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