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Anker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anker A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker, formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 81/2 imperial gallons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anker A former spelling of anchor.
    • n anker A former spelling of anchor.
    • n anker A liquid measure formerly used in England, and still common throughout Germany, Russia, and Denmark, having a capacity varying in different places from 9 to 10⅓ gallons. In Scotland it was equal to 20 Scotch pints. Also spelled anchor.
    • anker A simplified spelling of anchor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anker angk′ėr a liquid measure used in Northern Europe, formerly in England, varying considerably—that of Rotterdam having a capacity of 10 old wine gallons, or 8⅓ imperial gallons.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. anker,: cf. LL. anceria, ancheria,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut.

Usage

In literature:

Through that of Angus's room, he caught sight of a floating anker cask.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
And her take me to rests and her anker of rum.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
I have an anker newly come, which never paid the King a groat.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
In Hasle there was a young parson with his heart in the right place, Poul Anker by name.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
The latter consisted of 1974 half-ankers, and a large amount of tea packed in oilskin-bags to the number of 554.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
Dissolve one Anker's Bouillon Capsule in 1 cup of boiling water.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
The kegs in which Hollands is mostly exported are ankers and half-ankers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I dunno what it is," he said, "makes me 'anker so after the road.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Moonshine made no answer, but went out and in until he had brought six ankers in, one after another, which he placed in a row on the floor.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
Their Compas, their Carde, their Pulleis, their Ankers, were founde by the skill of witty Geometers.
"The Path-Way to Knowledg" by Robert Record
Each man takes two ankers, and then they scatter, and dash off inland to some meeting-place already agreed upon.
"Highway Pirates" by Harold Avery
This glass held rather more than the anker.
"The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a schoolmaster of the sixteenth century." by Thomas Platter
ANKER, an obsolete measure used in Britain for spirits, beer, &c., containing 8-1/2 imperial gallons.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The smugglers effected their escape, but left behind them 283 half ankers of proof brandy, and about 6,000 lbs.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Bella met him et thet blamed Miss Ankers', the school-mistress', house, she did.
"The Solitary Farm" by Fergus Hume
Engraved title, dated 1811, and six other plates by Heath, Anker Smith, Raimbach, and others after Westall.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
What he could have been if he'd listened to mother instead of Anker!
"Plain Mary Smith" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Have ye ony good tobacco aboord, or a drop o' claret, or an anker of old Hollands?
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
The Minion was forced to set saile and stand off from vs, and come to an anker without shot of the Island.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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In poetry:

"This is harder order," said the sheriff,
"Than any anker or frere;
For all the gold in merry Engl-and
I would not long dwell here."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
The ankers brak, and the topmasts lap,
It was sic a deadly storm;
And the waves cam o'er the broken ship,
Till a' her sides were torn.
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
The ankers brak, and the top-masts lap,
It was sic a deadly storm;
And the waves cam o'er the broken ship,
Till a' her sides were torn.
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
They yearn fer 'im, reel passionit, they do.
Press an' perlice both 'ankers fer 'im sore.
"Where is Spike Wegg?" the daily 'eadlines roar.
But no one knoo.
Or them that did 'ad fancies to be dumb.
The oysters uv the underworld was mum.
"Spike Wegg" by C J Dennis

In news:

Kenneth Anker, former member of the NYPD, passed away at age 86.
Vana M Greischar and Justin J Anker announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Jeff and Susan Greischar of Fairmont, and Judy Falash and Larry Anker, both of Wisconsin.
Conrad Anker, Jennifer Lowe- Anker present at Squaw Valley on Feb 4.
Climber Conrad Anker Refuses to Sit Still.
Abigail Anker, Christopher Sommerfeld.
Abigail Randolph Anker, a daughter of Mary M Anker and Arthur M Anker of Kittery Point, Me.
Poetry Night lives on at the future Anker Cafe.
His third Summit, and first without support oxygen for our very own Bozeman Bad Ass- Conrad Anker - North Face Global Team Athlete.
We talked the gamut of all things Anker .
Thomas Thum and Stefan Anker ask whether the waist-to-hip ratio is useful in elderly people.
(L to R) Messner, Anker and Venables walk across Murray Snowfield to reach Trident Ridge.
Conrad Anker (left) and Stephen Venables (right) assess the route to the Trident Ridge.
Director Terrence Malick's new movie "The Tree of Life " is a meditation on traditional Christian questions about evil, suffering, grace, and beauty, says Calvin College professor of English Roy Anker.
Director Terrence Malick's new movie "The Tree of Life" is a meditation on traditional Christian questions about evil, suffering, grace, and beauty, says Calvin College professor of English Roy Anker.
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In science:

In the -graph, for i ∈ I, call the leftmost dot on the same row the anker point of i.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
So π−1 (i) is completely determined by the anker point of i.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
Now for i′ > i, anker point of i′ would place south-west to i. (Either strictly south or strictly west or both.) This implies π−1 (i′ ) > π−1 (i).
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
Anker, T., Bickson, D., Dolev, D., & Hod, B., (2008), Efficient Clustering for Improving Network Performance in Wireless Sensor Networks, in Proceedings of 5th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN'08), pp. 221-236.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
Folman R, Kr¨uger P, Schmiedmayer J, Denschlag J and Henkel C 2002 Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 48 263 Schneble D, Hasuo M, Anker T, Pfau T and Mlynek J 2003 J.
Improvement by laser quenching of an "atom diode": a one-way barrier for ultra-cold atoms
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