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  • n  the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
  • n  the floating wreckage of a ship

  • It has become trendy to tack poems, photos, icons, logos and other digital flotsam and jetsam onto e-mail messages.
  • At Tutwiler Hall, one of the campuses largest dorms, a box of facemasks shared counter space with the typical collegiate flotsam and jetsam Tuesday afternoon, and hand sanitizer .
  • Picture a broad, black and noxious channel, moving with the viscous sloth of an oil spill, and pushing all the jetsam of 21st century life before it: outmoded appliances, last .
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  • Moo & Oink's leftovers revealed in an uncovered ghost sign
    James Pierce is always noticing stuff as he passes through the city. Faded signs. Disused gas stations on the verge of demolition. The flotsam and jetsam of urbanism.   The former Moo & Oink store at 72nd and Stony Island Avenue caught his eye yesterday. When the four store local chain (originally named Calumet Meat Co) went out of business in 2011, much of the store's markings — including its ...
    July 3, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  • 50 Cent in Independent
    That sort of nitty gritty of television - the continuity shorts, the flotsam and jetsam between the programmes - are the sort of thing that don't usually survive,says Fiddy. "It gives you a much better idea of what Sixties television...
  • Nick Bourne in ic Wales
    Nick Bourne, Mid and West Wales AM, described the right-wing party as a "nasty, mean, distasteful and grubby bunch of sub-human flotsam and jetsam" in an article on his personal blog.

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