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 Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger.Light. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Goods thrown overboard, but tied to a cork or buoy in order to be found again. (Latin ligre, to tie or bind.)   1
   Flotsam. The débris of a wreck which floats on the surface of the sea, and is often washed ashore. (Latin flotare, to float.)   2
   Jetson or jetsam. Goods thrown overboard in a storm to lighten the vessel. (Latin jacre, to cast forth, through the French jeter.)   3

 Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger.Light. 


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