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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cast Anchor (To).
 
To throw out the anchor in order to bring the vessel to a standstill. (Latin, anchoram jacre.)   1
 


 Cast Accounts (To).Cast Aside (To). 

 
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