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flotsam

wreckage from a ship found floating

flotsam

[′flät·səm]
(engineering)
Floating articles, particularly those that are thrown overboard to lighten a vessel in distress.
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Once the 2016 fair ended, SHoP disassembled Flotsam & Jetsam, moved it across town and reinstalled it in the Miami Design District's iconic Jungle Plaza to house an outdoor cultural event space for long-term public enjoyment.
He compared the SNP government's involvement in the affair to "flotsam and jetsam - the same as the bags that fell upon the poor town of Lockerbie and the people there".
EVOLUTION REVOLUTION: A scientific paper by a UO researcher has gone viral after anti- evolutionists objected to its theme: how life evolved from single-cell pond flotsam to multicellular organism.
Solenn will also appear in the romantic "Flotsam The Movie" opposite Rocco Nacino.
In those without unions I was treated as flotsam. Nobody was happy and nobody felt any incentive.
FERRY BOATS MEMORIES like ferry boats sailing the tide Invoking in me my life as a child Floating like flotsam around in my head Eddying my thoughts around the Pier Head The sun on the water, the rust on the chain As I'm transported back in time once again With bucket and spade held tight in my hand Waiting for the ferry boat from Seacombe to land The rush and the surge as were taken on board The scream of the gulls as the boats engine roared Crossing the Mersey on that Ferry boat ride Memories of me by my father's side Ferry boats on the Mersey, I hope they will stay Long after the people have floated away by Freda Renton, Croxteth Park
Vacuous flotsam such as this energises free thinkers and grows our popular support.
Among the financial flotsam surrounding Allied Bank is a lawsuit it filed against U.S.
RECENT headlines reveal 47,000 patients are stuck in hospital backlogs, treating human beings as flotsam floating on a river which goes nowhere.
A bit of flotsam locked within the eye's inner being Always with movement it's floating or fleeing.
Flotsam And Jetsam is a favourite, and there are some lovely horn harmonies (John Martin is on tenor and soprano) in Gneiss.
The story centres on a clearly curious young boy, who visits the beach with his collecting and analysing kit, eager to see what flotsam the sea has for him today.