Origin of sheet anchor
Examples from the Web for sheet anchor
Poetry, History, Science, are the three strands of the cable by which the vessel shall ride—Religion being the sheet-anchor.
Quinine, however, which is the sheet-anchor (so to speak) of African travellers, saved her.Some Heroes of Travel|W. H. Davenport Adams
We have trusted to it as to the sheet-anchor of our safety, in the stormy times of conflict with a foreign or domestic foe.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
He clung to all three, he grappled them to him; they were his sheet-anchor and his pole-star.The Scapegoat|Hall Caine
We lost one man from the starboard forechains, by his getting caught in the buoy-rope, as we let go a sheet-anchor.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper