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flotsam and jetsam

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  • n. The remains of a shipwreck still floating in water.
  • n. That which has been discharged from a ship or boat, especially on the ocean or a sea, (flotsam unintentionally and jetsam intentionally).
  • n. A collection of miscellaneous items or fragments of little importance.
  • n. People considered to be of little worth.

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