Flotsam and Jetson Waifs found in the sea or on the shore. "Flotsam," goods found floating on the
sea after a a wreck. "Jetson," or Jetsam, things thrown out of a ship to lighten it. (Anglo-Saxon, flotan,
to float; French, jeter, to throw out.) (SeeLigan.)
Flower Games Fêtes held at Toulouse, Barcelona, Treviso, and other places, where the prizes given
consisted of flowers.
Flower Sermon A sermon preached on Whit Monday in St. Catherine Cree, when all the congregation
wear flowers. Flower sermons are now (1894) preached very generally once a year, especially in country
churches. Every person is supposed to bring a bunch of flowers to the altar, and the flowers next day
are sent to some hospital.
Flower of Chivalry A name given to several cavaliers: e.g. William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale, in the
fourteenth century. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586). Chevalier de Bayard (le chevalier sans peur et sans
The dwarf elder is called in Wales "the plant of the
Blood of Man." The wallflower is known in Palestine as the "Blood-drops of Christ." The following are
also said to owe their stained blossoms to the blood which trickled from the cross: - The red anemone;