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1echazón masculinesee also flotsam
- I love how when you look up flotsam in the dictionary it says jetsam.
- I tell him I don't know what either flotsam or jetsam mean beyond their colloquial connotations.
- I kick indifferently among the jetsam that has sedimented up against the curb somebody once painted white and then forgot about.
- I think that's one of the reasons I love my matchbook collection - these ordinary bits of jetsam are exactly today what they were back then.
- It is uninhabited by man, but his mark is there: a convenient stake in the ground for dinghy tie up and, of course, the endless jetsam on the windward shore.
- Tony Williams is a pitiful wretch, on the jetsam on the shore of the Anacostia.
- Of these, the real scene-stealer is the good old-fashioned jetsam.
- Liberation simply travels, picking up junk and jetsam along the way, discarding it somewhere downstream, and rambling on.
- Flotsam and jetsam drifted from the yacht, some having already washed ashore.
- The women were blonde because they were hairdressers, not jet-set jetsam.
- Those years and four children later, I was among the jetsam of my husband's midlife crisis.
- Scuba girl grabs a handful of abrasive jetsam, rubs it in the zombie's face, and makes her escape.
- But like lefties everywhere, clinging to whatever jetsam keeps us afloat, I believe every revolution ere now was betrayed.
- While this may require more filtering to remove jots of jetsam, it is neither too salty due to constant mixing with sea-water, nor too earthy, due to proximity to soil.
- Preston's troupe preferred to circumvent the chaotic jetsam of the central areas by focusing their efforts on the flanks.
- But others have realized that something could be made of the jetsam.
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