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anchor light

noun, Nautical.
a 32-point light, visible from at least two miles away, shown at night near the bow and not more than 20 feet (6 meters) above the deck of a vessel lying at anchor.
Also called riding light. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But he never lost sight of this anchor light for more than a few moments at a time.

  • She was just discernible by the dim rays of the anchor light.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • "Yonder's my ship," he said, indicating the anchor light of a large steamer.

  • The anchor light tossed against the portentous gloom of the land.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • All he could see of the "Red Rover" was the anchor light, the night being very dark and a little hazy.

  • They watched the "Red Rover" together until all the lights except the anchor light, had been put out.

  • The anchor light seemed to fade away and merge into thin air before his very eyes.

  • On the upper were two head-lights with a ship's anchor light (Fresnel lens) between them.

  • There are the sidelights, the binnacle light, and the anchor light.

  • It was coming on dark by then and I could see them making ready the anchor light on the Svend Foyn.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly

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