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Goods thrown overboard, but tied to a cork or buoy in order to be found again. (Latin ligāre, to tie or bind.)

Flotsam. The débris of a wreck which floats on the surface of the sea, and is often washed ashore. (Latin flotare, to float.)

Jetson or jetsam. Goods thrown overboard in a storm to lighten the vessel. (Latin jacĕre, to cast forth, through the French jeter.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Life Policy (A)
Life Preserver (A)
Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.)
Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
Lifting (The)
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger
Light Comedian (A)
Light Horsemen
Light Troops
Light-armed Artillery
Light as a Feather
Light-fingered Gentry (The)
Light Gains make a heavy Purse
Light of One’s Countenance (The)

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