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jetsam:

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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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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.
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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."
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