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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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The airman reached for the handle, squeezed it, pulled on the device, and jettisoned the canopy onto the deck behind the aircraft.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the plane's detour over the water, but claimed the bomb was NOT jettisoned. It said the plane simply returned to its Gloucestershire base with the bomb still on board.
"With the sale of SPC we have jettisoned our most troubled business, and will now be able to better focus on growing our core brands and lowering our operating costs and interest expense."
In the end, many of the more overly restrictive provisions of the proposed rule were jettisoned, modified or otherwise improved.
Seven blue plastic barrels containing 690 kilos of the drug were jettisoned from the deck of the former sand dredger Deep Diver off the Devon coast.
Customer service staff, such as check-in workers and ground support, will not be jettisoned. The jobs of pilots and cabin crew are also safe as BA seeks to avoid damaging morale following the bruising flight attendants' strike two years ago.
They have jettisoned "Clause Four" of the party constitution, which had always committed Labour to the goal of wresting control of the means of production from the private sector.
Six people died yesterday after a fighter jet pilot jettisoned burning fuel tanks over a city in Pakistan.
Wouldn't those that got in the way of that adaptation be jettisoned or re-defined in order to "sanctify" new kinds of behavior?
Deemed too "political" to cover an area as sensitive as El Salvador, Bonner was jettisoned by Times potentate Abe Rosenthal.
Quite the opposite: the complexity spawned by the extension of the loss disallowance rule beyond losses attributable to recognition of pre-acquisition built-in gains underscores why the "wasting assets" rules should be jettisoned.
"Due to jettisoned fuel tank on runway during MIG sortie the operations are closed for two hrs at Goa airport.