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Jetsam

Property seen floating on the water after having been thrown overboard from a ship in an emergency. Under maritime law, jetsam becomes the property of its finder, while flotsam, which usually results from a shipwreck, remains the property of its original owners.
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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.
As a result, theological books are at premium for Burma's seminaries and Bible colleges, with libraries pieced together from the flotsam and jetsam of what happens to be available, mostly books left over from the pre-1966 days of the missionaries, or carried in by visitors and returning travelers, he said.
As for the stock parts that are the flotsam and jetsam of Saleen's production system, the company has adjusted its approach over time to that potential source of waste.
Once the main stock-in-trade for purveyors of Confirmation gifts and Christmas presents for the sheltering pious, they linger now on the back shelves of church libraries or surface among the literary flotsam and jetsam on rummage sale tables.
My mind, as I've got older, has become a bulging wicker basket stuffed with letters, photographs, cards - the flotsam and jetsam of memory.
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.
Keep in mind that almost all flotsam and jetsam along the banks of navigable streams in the U.
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.
It is a natural eddy for the flotsam and jetsam that washed up in Japan in the first half of the century, and a number symbolically populate these pages.