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Flotsam

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Noun

1. flotsam, jetsam

the floating wreckage of a ship

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Flotsam

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noun
1. 
wreckage from a ship found floating
Compare jetsam (sense 1), lagan
2. 
useless or discarded objects; odds and ends (esp in the phrase flotsam and jetsam)
3. 
vagrants

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Flotsam

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noun
1. 
the wreckage of a ship or its cargo floating at sea
2. 
odds and ends
3. 
unemployed people who drift from place to place

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Flotsam

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n.
1. Goods floating on the surface of a body of water after a shipwreck or after being cast overboard to lighten the ship.
2. Discarded or unimportant things: "Keyrings, bookmarks ... gum, scissors, paper clips ... pencils and pads stolen from various hotels: all this detritus, this flotsam of a life being lived at full throttle" (David Leavitt).
3. People who are considered to be worthless or to have been rejected by society.

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