The French term for the lever escapement in its usual 20th-century form, with the arm that carries the pallets mounted at a right angle to the lever itself so as to give a rough likeness to an anchor.
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The Ancre was a French minesweeper of 604 tons displacement launched in 1918. The Ancre was powered by two du Temple boilers providing a top speed of 20 knots and carried a complement of 107. She was armed with four 3.9 inch guns; one 9 pdr anti-aircraft gun and two machine-guns.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/RAA.HTM
The Ancre is a river of Picardy, France. Rising at Miraumont, a hamlet near the town of Albert, it flows into the Somme at Corbie. It crosses no départements other than the Somme. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancre
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