Origin of flotsam
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH flotsamflotsam , jetsam
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How to use flotsam in a sentence
There is a bucket in our heads that is always at least partially filled with the flotsam of pandemic decision-making, and even when it’s only a couple inches deep, we are drowning in it.
After being rescued from the ocean several times Buster spent the rest of the afternoon collecting flotsam and jetsam.
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.
Once the sand was plowed back onto the beaches, volunteers scoured it for any flotsam that got through the sifting machines.
Debris originally thought to belong to the airplane has turned out to be unrelated flotsam.
We were in hopes they would look upon our boat as flotsam and jetsam, of which there was more or less strewn upon the beach.
The spectators melted away into the gathering mist and rain, a flotsam of black umbrellas.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
The flotsam and jetsam of too many sentimental stories and fairy tales were afloat in the child's active mind.Mildred's Inheritance|Annie Fellows Johnston
We sometimes wondered whether any of the flotsam thus cast upon the waters ever reached the civilized world.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
When the weather cleared again, I don't know how long it was, I crawled down and overhauled the flotsam.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore