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In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's great poem, a mariner tells the tale of his ship trapped in Antarctic ice. An albatross appears, the ice splits, and a south wind helps the ship escape. The sailors befriend the good-luck albatross, which follows the ship as it sails northward. One day, for no apparent reason, the mariner shoots the albatross with his crossbow. The ship's luck changes, becalmed for days in windless seas. The crew, dying of thirst, hangs the dead albatross around the mariner's neck, an inescapable reminder of the curse now laid upon them all for killing the harmless bird that had rescued them.
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Sappington, Thomas W. and Miller, Nicholas J., "Editorial overview: Pests and resistance: Shedding the albatross of resistance starts by embracing the ecological complexities of its evolution" (2017). Entomology Publications. 480.