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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.Macy’s is closing 45 stores in big wave of its turnaround plan|Phil Wahba|January 5, 2021|Fortune
Well, birds in the order Procellariiformes—albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters—are commonly known as tubenoses because of that curious little characteristic.Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’|Tom McNamara|December 3, 2020|Popular-Science
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.DTC brands are rethinking their ‘never-go-on-sale’ rule|Anna Hensel|September 11, 2020|Digiday
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.
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.
Note to Sting: An “albatross” in this context is more like “tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt.”Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary|Tim Teeman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She confesses that shame “hung around my neck like a scarlet-A albatross.”
The deal reached to end the shutdown did nothing to address the albatross of unpredictability.The GOP’s Uncertainty Strategy Is Killing the Recovery|Kirsten Powers|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was tough when I was younger; it was like an albatross on my back but I just found a way to navigate it.Helen Mirren On ‘Hitchcock,’ Sexism, Queen Elizabeth II & More|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the Ryan budget could become an albatross in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff.
He proposed that I might pilot the two-seater while he followed and pretended to give chase in an Albatross scout.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
Instantly a great albatross swooped down upon it and swallowed the bait.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
Far out on the Pacific the albatross sails proudly on his broad wings, and cares nothing for high winds or storms.Stories of California|Ella M. Sexton
I was surprised and delighted to see a large albatross soaring majestically over the ship.The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
A few hours later we were landing beside the Albatross, in the leaden blue sea beyond the ice barrier.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various