Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam / ‘flätsem / • n. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.

 Jetsam / ‘jetsem / • n. unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, esp. material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel.

    – New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition (2005)

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