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An Anchor [C4]
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An Anchor -- [C4]
   (Don Beck 1980)

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From applicable Tidal Lines.

Center 6 Trade; Outsides Step Thru, Ends Bend and Pass In as Center 4 Trade then Center 2 Trade.

Ends in a 1/4 Tag or 1/4 Line.

An Anchor
Center 6 Trade
Outsides Step Thru & Ends Bend
as Center 4 Trade
Outsides Pass In
as Center 2 Trade


  • An Anchor is usually used as a suffix (e.g., Alter The Wave An Anchor).
  • It may help to think '6 Trade, 4 Trade, 2 Trade'.

Swing An Anchor [C4]:
From Facing Lines, Tidal Wave or other applicable formations. Arm Turn 1/2; An Anchor.

Cast An Anchor [C4]:
From Columns. Cast Off 3/4; An Anchor.

An Anchor But anything [C4]: Center 6 Trade; Outsides Step Thru, Ends Bend & Pass In as Centers do the anything call. This is the same as An Anchor except that the resulting Centers Replace the Center 4 Trade followed by Center 2 Trade with the anything call.

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23-October-2019 13:06:43
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