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driftwood

wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water
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I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
Then there will be huts to build and driftwood to gather.
If you'd like some driftwood for your fire, Mistress Blythe, I'll bring you up a load some day.
There were no stones or rocks available, but along the shore she found quantities of driftwood deposited by the river at a slightly higher stage.
One September night a family had gathered round their hearth, and piled it high with the driftwood of mountain streams, the dry cones of the pine, and the splintered ruins of great trees that had come crashing down the precipice.
Availing himself, therefore, of the driftwood which had collected in quantities in the neighboring bends of the river, Mr.
So great was it that I thought it must be a mighty gulf until the mass of driftwood that came out upon the first ebb tide convinced me that it was the mouth of a river.
Long ago, it is said, my people dwelt across the waters upon that other land; but the wild beasts devoured them in such numbers that finally they were driven here, paddling across upon logs and driftwood, nor has any dared return since, because of the frightful creatures which dwell in that horrid country.