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riding light

noun

anchor light

noun, Nautical
1.
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.
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  • The Malay boat crew lay back together, and the gig sprang away from the quay heading towards the brig's riding light.

  • He stopped only to look down now and then for a riding light of some boat.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • I struck out for another of these little islands, and it was from that one that I first saw your riding light.

    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad
  • The sun had set and each one should have shown a riding light, but none did, nor did it seem likely that they would.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
  • riding light, with the irreducible minimum stowed in the saddle-bags, one may traverse Spain from end to end.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • But it is not only the training in galloping which suffers from this practice of riding light.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • In short, after he had gone to sleep, his fisherman's riding light had gone out, and the Apache had run over his net.

  • Bidding the mate hang a riding light on the forestay, Lowry got his night glasses, and turned them upon the fire.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • The lamp, in fact, had only been placed on board as a precaution in case a riding light was ever needed on the anchored hulk.

  • Far away, nearest the reef, lay our brig, her riding light just discernible.

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