The captain's anchor is pretty nigh atrip; I shouldn't wonder if he croaked afore morning.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
At one o'clock he hove his anchor atrip and drifted, stern foremost, towards the enemy.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Her anchor was atrip, that is, the cable was hove short, showing that she was ready to sail at a moment's notice.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou