anchor light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anchor light a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anchor light See the vocabulary.
    • Anchor light (Naut) The lantern shown at night by a vessel at anchor. International rules of the road require vessels at anchor to carry from sunset to sunrise a single white light forward if under 150 feet in length, and if longer, two such lights, one near the stern and one forward.
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Usage

In literature:

The wind was rather light, and it was midnight before the yacht anchored off Turtle Head.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
As soon as the anchor was secured Rawlings came for'ard and stood beside his chief mate, watching the shore lights.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
If there is, light a fire, and make a smoke, and I'll anchor the brigantine and come after you.
"Yorke The Adventurer" by Louis Becke
When it grew dark the Spanish admiral put out a light as a signal to his fleet to anchor.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
DUKE: When there were n't no light at all, the Royal 'Arry, she jest sniffed willainy and dropped anchor.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
On the 11th, at 12 m., we weighed anchor and proceeded to Pamlico light-house and anchored.
"Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy" by John M. Batten
As soon as it was light the boats all put off, and anchoring a short distance out were soon engaged in fishing.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Next, down went the light anchor.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
After long waiting, the faintest zephyr now at last dallied with my light flag for a minute, and the anchor was instantly raised.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
The other, a mere blur of light upon the darkness, indicated the position of the anchored ship.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

A MARINER at eventide
Pushed his light boat from the land,
I saw him pass the boiling surge
And fix his anchor in the sand.
"The Anchor" by Caroline Fry
So in darkness and in light,
Prov'd so often and so long,
Prov'd in sorrow and in joy,
Christians know their anchor strong.
"The Anchor" by Caroline Fry
At anchor lay the yachts with snow-white sails,
Outlined against glowing, rose-hued sky.
No ripple stirred the waters' calm repose
Save when a tiny craft sped lightly by.
"Drifting" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Then let me drift along the Bay of Time,
Till my last sun shall set in glowing light;
Let me cast anchor where no shadows fall,
Forever moored within Heaven's harbor bright.
"Drifting" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Then marked I how a chain sustained her form,
A chain of living links not made nor riven:
It stretched sheer up through lighting, wind, and storm,
And anchored fast in heaven.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Fireworks, performances, WPXI anchors at Light Up Night.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: This weekend, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
Alfalfa's-anchored project gets green light from Louisville Planning Commission.
Alfalfa's-anchored project gets green light from Louisville Planning Commission .
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A large custom-made table anchors this neutral dining room , and light gold curtains add a pop of color.
A sculptural island, which incorporates a suspended mirror, sink, and tub, anchors a couple's master bath, while warm, neutral materials and natural light keep it warm and inviting.
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In science:

The collection of photometry points along the SN light curve can be carried out with a small field instrument provide d there are enough stars in the images to serve as photometric and geometric anchors.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
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