Anker

[noble family] Anker, also spelled Ancher, is a Danish and Norwegian noble family living in Norway. The name means anchor. Originally from Sweden, the family became a part of the Patriciate of Norway in the 18th century, and members of the family were ennobled in 1778. ==Name and origin== The family came to Norway`s capital Oslo with Erich ...
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Anker

An'ker noun [ Dutch anker : confer Late Latin anceria , ancheria .] A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker , formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 8½ imperial gallons.
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anker

liquid measure of 8 1/2 gallons
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Anker

The anker was a measurement used in Britain and Germany for beer, spirits and the like. It was equivalent to 8.5 gallons. The Scottish anker contained 20 Scottish pints.
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