Scow an anchor, to

To attach the anchor cable to the Crown
of the anchor, and then seize it to the ring with a suitable twine or marling.
While the pull is along the Shank no great load is put on the seizing, but if
the anchor is foul the seizing will part when the cable is hauled up short and
the strain comes at an angle to the shank. When the seizing parts the pull
comes directly on the crown of the anchor, whose fluke should be pulled clear.