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Weigh Anchor


Be off, get you gone. To weigh anchor is to lift it from its moorings, so that the ship may start on her voyage. As soon as this is done the ship is under-weighi.e. in movement. (Saxon, wægan, to lift up, carry.)

Get off with you; come, come! weigh anchor.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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