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1) albatross around one's neck. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...That old car is an albatross around my neck. Literally, an albatross is a large sea bird. The phrase alludes to Samuel Taylor Coleridge s poem The Rime of the Ancient...

2) albatross. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of several large web-footed birds constituting the family Diomedeidae, chiefly of the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere, and having a hooked beak and long narrow...

3) albatross. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans, made famous by Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, has a wingspread of from 10 to 12 ft (305-366 cm), although the...

4) wandering albatross. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A large, mostly white albatross (Diomedea exulans) of southern seas, having long narrow wings whose spread is regarded as the largest of any living bird....

5) black-footed albatross. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An albatross (Diomedea nigripes) of the Pacific coastal islands that is blackish and dusky with black feet and legs and a whitish face....

6) 841. Albatross by Charles Warren Stoddard. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900
...Lone sentry of the deep! Among the crashing caverns of the storm, With wing unfettered, lo! thy frigid form 5 Is whirled in dreamless sleep! Where shall thy wing...

7) Ancient Mariner. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Having shot an albatross, he and his companions were subjected to fearful penalties. On repentance he was forgiven, and on reaching land told his story to a hermit....

8) petrel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are two families of petrels: the storm petrels (Hydrobatidae) and the diving petrels (Pelecanoididae). Many skim the waves so closely that they give the appearance...

9) gooney. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Also called gooney bird. Origin unknown....

10) sea bird. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A bird, such as a petrel or albatross, that frequents the ocean, especially far from shore....

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