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[O.Fr.], in maritime law, goods lost at sea as distinguished from goods washed ashore (wreck). Goods that remain floating on the surface after a shipwreck or accident are called flotsam (or floatsam or flotsan), while jetsam refers to goods thrown
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jetsam

[′jet·səm]
(engineering)
Articles that sink when thrown overboard, particularly those jettisoned for the purpose of lightening a vessel in distress.

jetsam

, jetsom
1. that portion of the equipment or cargo of a vessel thrown overboard to lighten her, as during a storm
2. another word for flotsam
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Look down upon the human flotsam and jetsam floating in a sea of the black stuff in the Guinness Village
The hilarious beach duo Flotsam and Jetsam, "who shred the language as fearlessly as they cut the waves at Malibu" (New York Times Book Review), were particularly entertaining.
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.
Considering both vertical and horizontal movement of the jetsam particles as some particles displace horizontally due to the bursting of bubbles the dispersion model in the form of the differential equation can be written as follows:
I don't want any of the human jetsam that make up the readership of this magazine to fret unduly, but Gordo is rumoured to be plotting a one-way trip to the backbenches for the Pumster.
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.
In this way, a kind of aristocracy of companies has been preserved, with a flotsam and jetsam of much less stable companies below.
What of the lost souls (nearly everyone, according to Naipaul) in Anguilla, "a tiny colony set adrift, part of the jetsam of an empire, a near-primitive people suddenly returned to a free state, their renewed or continuing exploitation"?
Experimental in every sense of the word, Orchid Jetsam defies the very convention of the novel.
We had extensive manpower out cleaning up and they're still patrolling, looking for more,'' said Dennis Lachaine, Simi Valley's deputy director for maintenance services, whose workers hauled in 85 cubic yards of tree-related jetsam.