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jetsam:

see flotsamflotsam, jetsam, and ligan
[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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This is the differential equation describing the concentration of jetsam as a function of bed height.
Flotsam is the wreckage of a ship or its cargo that floats in on the waves; jetsam is items discarded or thrown overboard, perhaps to lighten a boat in distress; and lagan is goods or wreckage lying on the ocean floor, which also sometimes washes ashore.
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.
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.
Amid all the sci-fi spectacles and other jetsam and flotsam of summer
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.
She raids the scrap box, uses those impossibly dull plastic scissors to cut shapes, gathers jetsam from the playground, even cuts some of her hair for a dog's fur.
There are flush tests that use tiny pellets and others with various flotsam and jetsam.
Trapped by his "wanderlust nervousness," "the desperation of trying to give shape to obsession," the man in the cellar picks his way among bric-a-brac, tinsel detritus: glass beads, bent bobbypins, old coins, a shred of pink silk, used jar of cold cream, the electrolite lipstick case of Hedy Lamarr, colored adverts for Goldschmidt's fabulous Mexican midgets & dancing bears, DeMedici's slot machine girl, three Milky Way wrappers & a fading snapshot of the Divine Dietrich hailing a cab outside the Apollo--all the flotsam & jetsam of our lives saved in a cigar box, American Perfecto.
The arrogance and uncivility they displayed towards those who were less fortunate the human flotsam and jetsam of the industrial tide.
I'm not saying that under him the Three Lions will be a shipwreck, but my money's on a three-strong coaching team - Big Sam, flotsam and jetsam.
I was disappointed when I got to the Flotsam and Jetsam page.