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Word: flotsam

Definition: drifting wreckage


Sentences Containing 'flotsam'

She reflects on her childhood heroine, Anne Frank, who warns her about flotsam: emotional "debris" that blocks the flow of life.
Shortly after Burton's death, Jason Newsted from Flotsam and Jetsam became Metallica's new bassist, a position he held until his resignation in 2001.
The musical is suggested by two short stories by Deborah Eisenberg, "Days " and "Flotsam ".

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