Anchored

Definitions

  • Stockless Anchor
    Stockless Anchor
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anchored (Her) Having the extremities turned back, like the flukes of an anchor; as, an anchored cross.
    • Anchored Held by an anchor; at anchor; held safely; as, an anchored bark; also, shaped like an anchor; forked; as, an anchored tongue.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars
    • anchored Held by an anchor.
    • anchored Shaped like an anchor; fluked; forked.
    • anchored In heraldry, an epithet applied to a cross whose extremities are turned back like the flukes of an anchor. Equivalent forms are ancrée, ancred, anchry.
    • anchored In billiards, said of two object-balls which, with the cue-ball near, straddle a short line close to the cushion, because a player can hold them long in that position by playing alternately from side to side. This is possible only in games of balk-line billiards, and since 1893 has been barred among the best players.
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Quotations

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
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    “Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.”
  • David Ben-Gurion
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    “Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.”
  • Epictetus
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    “A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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    “It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought.”
  • John Welch
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    “The people who get into trouble in our company are those who carry around the anchor of the past.”

Usage

In literature:

HEAVING UP THE ANCHOR.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Among other things they had brought a kedge anchor and a hawser.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
A thousand ships may anchor there in safety.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
As soon as the ship had dropped her anchor a number of blacks came off to her.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
In the afternoon we anchored off Porto Praya, the capital.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
We sailors hold our lives riding at single anchor.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were about a mile and a half above the bridge when the tide turned against us, and we dropped our anchor.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
As the sun went down the vessels dropped their anchors off the battery.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
In a few minutes the sloop was safe at anchor, in smooth water, and Newton ran down into the cabin.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
On June 5th, the fleet with transports moved down the river, anchoring at night two miles above the city.
"The Gulf and Inland Waters" by A. T. Mahan
At ten o'clock Captain Delmar made his appearance, the hands were piped up anchor, and in half an hour we were standing out for St. Helen's.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
It was supposed that the anchor had parted at the shank, and another anchor was let go.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
He then weighed anchor and advanced as far as the northern extremity of the headland.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
It was on July 26, 1698, that the vessels weighed anchor and put out to sea.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Keelhaul th' main scuppers; lash th' anchor to th' mast!
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
The chain creaked and rattled over the bits till the dripping anchor came out of water and was swung inboard.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
The 'Restless' is at anchor in the cove yonder.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
They coast along the South-side to the River of Mindanao City, and anchor there.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
However, Dan got straightened out and anchored in the chair and began to haul away again.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The ship, a small steamer, which lay at anchor in the harbour, looked more like a yacht than a cargo boat.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Through foam and spray, a league away
The anchor stout he bore;
Till, safe at last, he made it fast
And warped the ship ashore!
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
‘T was early in the morning tide
When she cast anchor there;
And, lo! the Jutt stood on the cliff,
To breathe the morning air:
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
But tho' I may doubt all beside me,
And anchor and cable my part,
Whatever—whatever betide me,
Forbid me to doubt my own heart!
"Prison Fancies" by Ernest Jones
The second ship turned towards the east,
Over the sea, the quaking sea,
And the wind hunted it like a beast
To anchor in captivity.
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin
Because through many a rougher night
He had seen it safely ride,
Because he knew the anchor sure
To which his trusted bark was tied.
"The Anchor" by Caroline Fry
Prince Breacan he turned his dragon prow
To Denmark over the sea:
Wise women, he said, now tell me how
In yon whirlpool to anchor me.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald

In news:

News10 anchors Dale Schornack and Cristina Mendonsa reached a. Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Faith-based groups continue to mobilize to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
2012 News Anchor, Chace Murphy.
At the memorial service for former movie critic Joel Siegel, ABC anchor Charles Gibson noted that the Jewish Siegel sent the best Christmas cards.
An Anchor Bay Films presentation of an Envision Media Arts production.
Former CNN Anchor Kitty Pilgrim on Her New Novel 'The Stolen Chalice ' (Q&A).
Frozen Directed by Adam Green Anchor Bay Films Opens February 5.
FRED DE SAM LAZARO (guest anchor): Earlier this month in France an annual event took place that has been described as perhaps the largest public expression of traditional Catholicism in the world.
According to Fox News ESPN "says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin" and the "anchor who used the phrase has been suspended for 30 days.
The restaurant anchors the Main Street-St. Paul corner of the Philip Johnson-designed Comerica Bank building, and has a sleek glass lounge overlooking the new Main Street Garden.
TIM O'BRIEN, guest anchor: The Christian Science Church, founded in the nineteenth century, teaches that physical affliction can be healed through spiritual means rather than medical procedures.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: One of the problems of many churches — of all varieties — is finding and keeping really good music directors.
But how do the anchors actually sound.
Former WFLD-Ch 32 news anchor Jan Jeffcoat lists Roscoe Village house.
Drop anchor at Glen Cove waterfront eatery.
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In science:

The first m + 1 rows correspond to the update equations for the anchors in κ.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
The M × (m + 1) block B = {blj } is a zero matrix, except in those rows corresponding to the sensors in Ω that have a direct link to anchors.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
The M × M block P = {plj } is also a sparse matrix where the non-zero entries in row l correspond to the non-anchor nodes in Θl .
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
It can be verified that sensor 5 does not have any anchor node in its triangulation set, Θ5 , and every other sensor has only one anchor in its respective triangulation set.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
Since, no sensor is able to communicate to m + 1 = 3 anchors directly, no sensor can localize itself in a single step.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
DILOC for the anchors is given by       We write DILOC for this example in the matrix format (12).
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
By sensor, we usually mean a non-anchor node.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
DILOC (10) converges to In (23), the coordinates of the M sensors in Ω (last M rows of C(t + 1)) are written as a function of the m + 1 anchors in κ whose coordinates are exactly known.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
The limiting values of the states of the M sensors in Ω are written in terms of the coordinates of the m + 1 anchors in κ weighted by (IM − P)−1B.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
We denote κΘl as the elements of Θl that are anchors, and ΩΘl as the elements of Θl that are non-anchor sensors.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
This is a representation of the coordinates of sensor, l, in terms of the coordinates of the anchors, j ∈ κ.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
This is the case if and only if the sensors cluster in a region of very small area inside the convex hull of the anchors, and the anchors themselves are very far apart.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
R(m+1)×1 corresponds to the j -th coordinates of the anchors, which are know (hence, we omit the time index, as they are not updated), and xj (t) ∈ RM ×1 corresponds to the estimates of the j -th coordinates of the non-anchor sensors, hence not known.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
The algorithm uses the minimal number, m + 1, of anchors (sensors with known location) to localize an arbitrary number, M , of sensors that lie in the convex hull of these m+1 anchors.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
Convex Hull Inclusion Test (m=3): The sensor l is shown by a ‘◦’, whereas, the anchors in κ are shown by ‘∇’. (a) l ∈ C (κ) ⇒ Aκ = Aκ∪{l} , (b) l /∈ C (κ) ⇒ Aκ < Aκ∪{l} .
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
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