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Anchor shot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anchor shot (Billiards) A shot made with the object balls in an anchor space.
    • Anchor shot See the vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

We anchored; they shot out to us fearlessly.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The shot had, evidently, told upon a huge black demon, who had been hoisting himself up by the anchor-rope.
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne
One anchor, her smoke stacks and steam pipes were shot away.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Ship after ship shot past, and anchored, by a cable astern, in its assigned position.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Quick as shot, Ofzyn and Steller between them heaved over the last anchor.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The mighty sun rose over Long Island in a blaze of glory, and shot upward into a cloudless sky as the anchor was lifted.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
One of the shot had struck the fluke of the anchor in the fore-chains.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
The `Vanguard' (our ship) was the first which anchored outside, within half pistol-shot of the `Spartiate.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
The `Vanguard' (our ship) was the first which anchored outside, within half pistol-shot of the `Spartiate.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
At 4.30 P.M. they anchored with much gallantry, and soon silenced the musket-shot from the battery.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
The anchor shot like a plummet for the ground and proceeded to hang itself securely in a corner of rock.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
The whole fleet then weighed, and anchored nearly out of reach of our shot, and continued this and the next day to bombard the town.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
The Armada anchored in Calais Roads and within cannon shot of it lay the English fleet.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Now, I say that Czerny's men were firing rifle-shots at the anchored schooner, and that sound was a true chantey for our ears.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
Soon after dark, a strange vessel, dropping quietly down the river, anchored within musket shot.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Hardly were the anchors dropped ere two canoes shot from the shore, filled with natives.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Starboard anchor chains rattled loudly, sending up a shower of sparks as the anchor shot downward.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
Only one shot is allowed in this "anchor-space," unless a ball be driven out of it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
She rounded to, shot up head to wind, and lowered her foresail and dropped anchor pretty nearly together.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
At daybreak the barge emerged into a wide place, where the weary adventurers dropped anchor out of arrow-shot, and ate breakfast.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
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In news:

WDBJ7 photojournalist Rob Chewning operates the camera for WDBJ7 anchor Hollani Davis on Monday during a live shot from the White House.
MACAPÁ, Brazil, Dec 6— Sir Peter Blake, one of the world's leading yachtsmen, was shot and killed late Wednesday night when a gang of masked robbers boarded his vessel as it lay anchored in a harbor near the mouth of the Amazon River.
P olice on Monday found and defused a bomb planted under the car of a prominent Pakistani TV anchor threatened by the Taliban for his coverage of a schoolgirl shot by the militants, police said.
Police on Monday found and defused a bomb planted under the car of a prominent Pakistani TV anchor threatened by the Taliban for his coverage of a schoolgirl shot by the militants, police said.
Whicker: Anchor's away – golf's rule makers outlaw 'anchoring' a long putter to chest or belly long, putter, anchoring, pga, game, simpson, club, won, shot, golf.
A game camera set up by Demian Sagerser, an Anchor Point man shot dead in July, provided Alaska State Troopers with one of the first clues to who might have killed him.
Niki Weirich anchors FOX21 News at 6:30 and 9 p.m. A Calhan man, who shot his girlfriend's lover was sentenced Monday.
Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots.
Anchored has come a long way since they were here doing shots with us last year.
Local hero and NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan got his shot at guest hosting Live.
Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top- seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.
Whitney started his NBC 7 SAN DIEGO career in 1976 as a writer/producer and got his first "on-air" shot a year later Anchoring the local cut-ins that appear on the TODAY SHOW.
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