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flotsam
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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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
  • The children scan the terrain, stoop, pick up flotsam; then they deliberate among themselves, keeping some items, discarding others; their treasures go into a torn sack.
    p. 6.5
  • Flotsam
    p. 6.0

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