Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
A Word A Day — flotsam
Good evening, Netizens...
: floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; broadly : floating debris
a : miscellaneous or unimportant material b : debris, remains
The young couple's apartment was adorned with the flotsam and jetsam of thrift stores and yard sales.
"A current moves at its own pace and pushes along whatever flotsam it carries on the surface and below in a stream awash in chaos and chance." — From an article by Dave Golowenski in The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, October 7, 2012