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"Ah!  well a day!  what evil looks had I from old and young, instead of the cross, the Albatross, around my neck was hung."  (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

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Albatross (n.)  :  a very large, chiefly white, oceanic bird with long narrow wings, found mainly in the southern oceans;  a source of frustration or guilt;  an encumbrance (in allusion to Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner);  something burdensome that impedes action or progress;  in golf, a score of three strokes under par for a hole.

Synonyms  :  burden, disgrace, load, misery, woe, stress, accountability, millstone, misfortune, encumbrance.

Scrabble Value:

A = 1 point
L = 1 point
B = 3 points
A = 1 point
T = 1 point
R = 1 point
O = 1 point
S = 1 point
S = 1 point

Albatross is worth at least 11 points in the game of scrabble.

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12 October 2016 06:33

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