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synonyms for flotsam

  • cargo
  • jetsam
  • junk
  • wreckage
  • castoffs
  • odds and ends
  • sea-drift
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These regions are like cosmic dead zones and have been collecting planetary flotsam for billions of years.
SPACECRAFT IN 2021 SET THEIR SIGHTS ON MARS, ASTEROIDS AND BEYONDLISA GROSSMANDECEMBER 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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.
THE YEAR OF CHOOSING DANGEROUSLYMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)MARCH 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The spectators melted away into the gathering mist and rain, a flotsam of black umbrellas.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
The flotsam and jetsam of too many sentimental stories and fairy tales were afloat in the child's active mind.
MILDRED'S INHERITANCEANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
We sometimes wondered whether any of the flotsam thus cast upon the waters ever reached the civilized world.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
When the weather cleared again, I don't know how long it was, I crawled down and overhauled the flotsam.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
No, there had been no wreck, yet all about her lay the wave-sodden flotsam and jetsam of many past disasters.
THE DRAGON'S SECRETAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
I had been a fragment,--a sort of moral flotsam cast up by an unknown sea,--and I had found a rude harbour in Company H.
WHO GOES THERE?BLACKWOOD KETCHAM BENSON
In fact, it would not do to forget that the six men whose boat had gone to pieces on the rocks, had landed at Flotsam Point.
THE SECRET OF THE ISLANDW.H.G. KINGSTON (TRANSLATION FROM JULES VERNE)
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WORDS RELATED TO FLOTSAM

  • castaway
  • dogie
  • drop
  • fetch
  • flotsam
  • foundling
  • homeless one
  • jetsam
  • orphan
  • ragamuffin
  • stray
  • urchin
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