Noun(1) (figurative(2) large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
(1) Instead, they see it as a problem, as a liability, as an albatross around our financial necks.(2) The ultimate target was Primakov, but the Kremlin's strategy was first to blast Luzhkov so as to turn him into a burdensome, malodorous albatross around the former prime minister's neck.(3) Queen Noor of Jordan is backing an albatross aptly named The Ancient Mariner.(4) Thanks to his albatross and some solid golf thereafter he finished three under.(5) Conservationists say unregulated fisheries in the southern oceans are endangering the albatross .(6) In general, larger birds like the albatross tend to live longer than smaller species.(7) Many of these vessels head for the southern oceans - to the major albatross feeding grounds.(8) In America, the term double eagle is used instead of albatross to describe such a feat!(9) The albatross has flown-the responsibility now rests on the observers of today and tomorrow to ensure it stays aloft.(10) Gary Evans has been a professional for 13 years and his albatross at the 4th hole was the first of his career.(11) an albatross of a marriage(12) It is home to many birds such as albatross , penguins, cormorants, gulls and gannets, and the New Zealand fur seal, which can easily be seen from the road lazing around in rocky areas.(13) Taking measures to prevent the accidental capture of birds benefits both the albatross and the fishermen, since they can catch more fish if the hooks are not catching birds by mistake.(14) However, the average student, in order simply to meet the expense of university education - even with parental support - is still burdened by the albatross of a Ôö¼├║12,000 debt on leaving.(15) In the modified stableford format, an albatross is worth eight points, an eagle five and a birdie two, while a par is worth nothing and players lose one point for a bogey and two for multiple bogeys.(16) Seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels, regularly grab the baited hooks.
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