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Word: jetsam

Definition: things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)


Sentences Containing 'jetsam'

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.

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::: genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
::: ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
::: unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
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::: blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
::: indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
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