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sheet anchor

Nautical a large strong anchor for use in emergency
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In Britain, there are many Red Lions and Queen's Arms, but only one Sheet Anchor.
Twenty-first century beacons of democracy such as ours, where clashing political ideologues and disparate personalities from diverse backgrounds - think Cameron, Clegg and Miliband - are the sheet anchor of healthy liberal democracies.
Its goal was the 'moral, religious and literary improvement' of students, it would be the 'main sheet anchor of Religion in the United States.
After struggling for a couple of seasons, India finally seem to have found longterm incumbents for the ODI opening slots, given Dhawan's comfort in playing off the front and back foot and Rohit's reinvention as the sheet anchor.
Cook adopted the sheet anchor role, on the way to his first half-century of the series from 69 deliveries, and Bopara injected the spark England needed to stay on course in his run-a-ball 50 - his tenth in ODI cricket.
And when his international career was over, Sir Geoff transcended celebrity and settled down to run the Sheet Anchor pub in Stoke-on-Trent.
Misbahul Haq once again played the sheet anchor role and carried Pakistan innings to 184, a total against a club level bowling attack exposed Pakistani commitment.
More effective than the blunt instrument of the gallows in inducing shame (for Hazlitt 'the sheet anchor of the law') is poetry's own rhetoric, hence the imposition of shame, love's darker complement, as the theme of the major poems.
It was a sheet anchor role from Lara (115) which helped his team to 427 all out, 105 behind South Africa's first innings total at CapeTown.
Caspar MacDonald-Hall also has several other property investments including Sheet Anchor Property Investments of Havant, Hampshire, and jointly owns Southamptonbased property investment company Proudreed.
Butt, who played the sheet anchor role, fell soon after Vijaykumar departed, leaving the eighth wicket pair to complete the job.
To a question he pointed out that Younis Khan and Misbah had played the sheet anchor roles but now the younger generation of batsmen would have to prove themselves capable of replacing the two greats.