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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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WASHED UP: THE CURIOUS JOURNEY OF FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Author: Skye Moody Publisher: Sasquatch Books Pages: 231 Price: $16.
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.
Story follows a day in their deadend lives as they wander from the field where they slept through Dublin, awash with the flotsam and jetsam of society, in search of the elusive "Whatsisname" who might furnish much-needed fixes.
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.
As for the stock parts that are the flotsam and jetsam of Saleen's production system, the company has adjusted its approach over time to that potential source of waste.
Customers entering the Bedspread Kingdom were met by the king himself, often dressed in royal robes and crown, holding court over a melange of bedspreads, off-price textiles and other flotsam and jetsam.
The museum, run by a fan, is clearly for fans, in that it features a lot of personal flotsam and jetsam (gas station receipts?
We are not speaking here of a profound religious revelation" but of "a catch-basin of religious flotsam and jetsam, a vast undigested (and largely indigestible) pudding of ideas, beliefs, feelings, and practices that appeals largely to those who no longer possess, or who have lost, the discerning eye that orthodoxy demands.
Keep in mind that almost all flotsam and jetsam along the banks of navigable streams in the U.
Newman's mesmerizing solo, Flotsam and Jetsam, a premiere performed by Melissa Bischoff, opened with the dancer in a sandy gray unitard and a seaweed-like headdress standing upstage with her back to the audience, hands clasped above her head, torso undulating to the sound of surf, captured in Jesse Melcher's synthesizer score.