Flotsam and jetsam

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Jetsam on a beach at Terschelling, Wadden Sea

In maritime law, flotsam, jetsam, lagan and derelict are specific kinds of shipwreck. The words have specific nautical meanings, with legal consequences in the law of admiralty and marine salvage:[1]

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  1. ^ "8 Amusing Stories Behind Common Expressions | Reader's Digest". Rd.com. 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Flotsam". Merriam Webster. Merriam Webster. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jetsam". Merriam Webster. Merriam Webster. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^  "Lagan". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921.