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Flotsam

In maritime law, property seen floating on the water after having been ejected from a ship involuntarily. Flotsam is usually the result of a shipwreck. Under maritime law, flotsam remains the property of its original owners, while jetsam, which is deliberately thrown overboard in an emergency, is the property of its finder.
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WASHED UP: THE CURIOUS JOURNEY OF FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Author: Skye Moody Publisher: Sasquatch Books Pages: 231 Price: $16.95
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.
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.S.
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.
With the exception of A Lou Harrison Reader (Santa Fe, 1987; reviewed in Music & Letters, lxxi (1990), 596-7) - Peter Garland's glorious but intentionally anti-scholastic, celebratory assemblage of mainly biographical flotsam and jetsam - Heidi Von Gunden's The Music of Lou Harrison is the first extended study of one of America's senior composers.
flotsam and jetsam medley of memoir fragments") whose collective purpose is to denounce those state-sponsored "terrors and apprehensions of the people [that] led them into a thousand weak, foolish, and wicked things, which they wanted not a sort of people really wicked to encourage them to." Or it might be said that, by focusing on the duplicities of politics, language, and sex (this last as both metaphor and synecdoche of corrupt lives), the author wishes to plumb the question, "does the dictatorship of the proletariat happen to you, so to speak, or, conversely, are you making it happen?"
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.
There are flush tests that use tiny pellets and others with various flotsam and jetsam.
"They think of these continents as being some flotsam and jetsam that sit on top of these plates and don't affect the fundamental plate structure.
He has become increasingly outspoken and the tidal waves of goodwill towards a retiring legend have washed up assorted flotsam and jetsam from social media critics.