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flotsam
used in Light in August

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Definition
floating debris — especially from a shipwreck

or:

anything or anyone treated as of low value such as discarded items or homeless people
  • It spins now, fading, without progress, as though turned by that final flood which had rushed out of him, leaving his body empty and lighter than a forgotten leaf and even more trivial than flotsam lying spent and still upon the window ledge which has no solidity beneath hands that have no weight; so that it can be now Now.
    Chapter 20 (98% in)

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