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foul anchor (plural foul anchors) (nautical) An anchor which has become entangled or caught up in something, or an image of this. 1978, Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea, Vintage 1999, p. 13: One stone in particular attracts me. It bears a beautiful ‘foul anchor’ and the simple inscription: Dummy 1879-1918.


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