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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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Rushing toward a supernova death, the star (not shown) had expanded enormously, jettisoning its outer layers at some 32,000 kilometers per hour.
CND Cymru chair Jill Evans said: 'There are many unanswered questions which the public deserve to know about concerning the safety of jettisoning bombs off the Welsh coast.
It does mean moving beyond process accountability without jettisoning the procedures that empower parents to participate in their children's education and that give them (and schools) the right to resolve their differences in quasi-legal and legal proceedings.
And many rites were spoiled by this mania for jettisoning everything from the past and of rebuilding everything from top to bottom, as though the Church had, until today, hoodwinked and misled us.
Is there a way to minimize the instability the system can engender without jettisoning the gains?
Consumer Products President Dan Romanelli says that with the forthcoming jettisoning (whether by sale or closure) of the Studio Stores operation, "I don't see a need to replace him now."