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Origin of flotsam
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH flotsamflotsam , jetsam.
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Example sentences from the Web for flotsam
Once the sand was plowed back onto the beaches, volunteers scoured it for any flotsam that got through the sifting machines.Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business|Eliza Shapiro, Josh Dzieza|May 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nietzsche came and heard the Wagnerian music and was caught as flotsam in its whirling eddies.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14|Elbert Hubbard
It is but a waif on the ocean of commerce—the jetsam and flotsam, of which the law must direct the disposal.The Arena|Various
Those boys may be flotsam and jetsam and all that, but they know more about patriotism than I do.Eve to the Rescue|Ethel Hueston
Bits of flotsam mottled the blue expanse, but it really appeared as if the saving drift weed were thinning to nothing.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
The place which the Doctor indicated was a sloping brown beach, freely littered with the flotsam of the stream.The Dealings of Captain Sharkey|A. Conan Doyle