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noun as in flotsam

noun as in waif

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After being rescued from the ocean several times Buster spent the rest of the afternoon  collecting flotsam and jetsam.

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 flotsam and jetsam of too many sentimental stories and fairy tales were afloat in the child's active mind.

He gathered it in and swept his tiny flash around in search of other jetsam from his tool kit.

He might just as well, he might much better, slump down in a sodden heap amid the rest of the jetsam.

No, there had been no wreck, yet all about her lay the wave-sodden flotsam and jetsam of many past disasters.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jetsam, such as: cargo, junk, wreckage, castoffs, odds and ends, and sea-drift.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.