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Flotsam

A name for the goods that float upon the sea when cast overboard for the safety of the ship or when a ship is sunk. Distinguished from jetsam (goods deliberately thrown over to lighten ship) and ligan (goods cast into the sea attached to a buoy).

flotsam

floating goods from a shipwreck. See JETSAM, LAGAN.
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Look down upon the human flotsam and jetsam floating in a sea of the black stuff in the Guinness Village
A Whilst the beach-going publics' contribution to the flotsam and jetsam rubbish which is ceremoniously washed up, dragged out and washed up again shouldn't be ignored, it's clearly dhows and ships negligently dumping their waste which cause the majority of the bag trash tide.
It is astonishing that the connection between religion and politics should be seen by so many as being characterized by such digital flotsam and jetsam, cast upon the seas of popular culture.
This strategy of allowing objects to speak for themselves--namely, the wisdom of the "sort of"--dogs a great deal of the heavily aestheticized young art devoted to found objects and the rest of the hipster flotsam and jetsam that accompanies Western lifestyle today.
Burns decided to highlight the work of the leading expert on flotsam and jetsam, Dr.
The two-handed storytelling team of Flotsam and Jetsam put their heart and sole (sorry) into transforming the mac cinema space into a magical underwater world, with fishes galore, a forest of plants and the beautiful sea king's palace.
When I was in Flotsam and Jetsam we used to look from afar at VOIVOD and all their spikes and their leather They looked like they belonged together; live on stage, in a photograph, whatever They were one.
Moody is the author of the recently published "Washed Up: The Curious Journey of Flotsam and Jetsam," a mix of natural history and field guide to the ocean's largesse.
That is why certain schools, churches and even power stations can survive from one century to another, examples of creative adaptation which put to shame the flotsam and jetsam which too often surrounds us.
Learning to swim, the patterns of the sea when the tide goes out, flotsam and jetsam all have a part to play in her varied imaginary, and her more recent lino-cuttings include texts on the theme of water.
In this way, a kind of aristocracy of companies has been preserved, with a flotsam and jetsam of much less stable companies below.
As a result, theological books are at premium for Burma's seminaries and Bible colleges, with libraries pieced together from the flotsam and jetsam of what happens to be available, mostly books left over from the pre-1966 days of the missionaries, or carried in by visitors and returning travelers, he said.