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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
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This usually lasts about 20 minutes and is a time when the mother can rest and collect herself before beginning to actively bear down, Ms.
Then, when the fetal head descends past the ischial spines (+1 station), the mother feels the sudden strong urge to bear down.
Now you can really bear down on the workpiece for faster stock removal with nary a scratch or callus on your fingers and palms.
You hear the tease of Ali's gloves bringing the bear down, busting the veil with Elijah's hallelujah, Allah.