Thesaurus / albatross

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Most of the stores being closed are in weak malls from which shoppers have long since defected and which have become an albatross for Macy’s.

Well, birds in the order Procellariiformes—albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters—are commonly known as tubenoses because of that curious little characteristic.

After all, these frequent discounts have proved an albatross for old school retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and Gap, training people to wait for a deal.

The study also criticized certain analytical techniques and claimed that albatrosses don’t do Lévy walks after all, and that it was unclear whether many species did.

When the opportunity arose to analyze flight data from albatrosses — birds that fly freely over the open ocean in search of food — he gratefully took it.

“No, they are not,” said Jack; and he took them out of his pockets, and laid them down in a row before the albatross.

Mopsa the FairyJean Ingelow

The Albatross is peculiar to the south as the gull to the north.

Knowing that the Albatross would beat her to Sydney, the captain of the Albatross had undertaken to look up the dog.

The crew of the Albatross performed all these different acts of duty with silence and alacrity.

An Old Sailor's YarnsNathaniel Ames

I dreamed all that night of the man "that shot the albatross."

Pencillings by the WayN. Parker Willis

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