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  • noun Plural form of albatross.

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Examples

  • Gigantic sea birds called albatrosses grew more and more numerous as they inched southward, but when an ambitious marine got out his musket because he fancied roast albatross for dinner, the crew restrained him in horror; it was bad luck to the ship to kill one of these kings of the air.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Gigantic sea birds called albatrosses grew more and more numerous as they inched southward, but when an ambitious marine got out his musket because he fancied roast albatross for dinner, the crew restrained him in horror; it was bad luck to the ship to kill one of these kings of the air.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I know the albatrosses are the latest thing, and I love albatross and think it's really cool the female raise babies together, but does that really compete with two females rubbing their clitorises together with ever increasing frenzy until they orgasm - which by the way helps them reduce social tension and live in a world without violence??

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  • This order holds the most oceanic seabirds and span a huge size range from 20 g storm petrels to 12 kg albatrosses, which is a larger range than found in any other order of birds

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  • An Environment Department plan to conserve seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, is being examined by the department's lawyers to ensure compliance with the Constitution and international law.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Several flights of stormy petrels had long been following in the wake of the ship, with other birds, -- such as albatrosses, cape-pigeons, and whale-birds.

    The South Sea Whaler

  • Indeed many species of colonial seabirds such as albatrosses, alcids or gannets form rafts off the colonies before heading for the sea, but the transfer of information through rafts has been overlooked so far.

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  • Oh, no wait, both of those are turning out to be huge albatrosses, poorly organized and operated, resulting in long waits for benefits, people getting lost in the shuffle of paerperwork and general mismanagement.

    No love for Harry Reid on the Tea Party Express

  • Stocked with architectural gems, including Art Deco and Miami Modern buildings, the city wanted to ensure that its parking structures "became urban assets rather than urban albatrosses," Mr. Cary says.

    Sleek, Chic Hangout ... a Garage

  • Although Wordsworth added some vital details, not least the knowledge that albatrosses flew around Cape Horn, it became readily apparent that their speeds of composition were ill-matched.

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