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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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I want to be as encouraging as possible around those negotiations which are moving forward and could bear fruit very quickly.
Robert Byne, whose indoor plant firm supplied and cares for the 10-foot tree, said: "It's an achievement for it to bear fruit in Scotland because we get so little daylight.
If you think the stock market will continue to bear fruit, you may be able to reap a bountiful harvest by buying equities on margin.
Manufacturing initiatives such as the SAVE JOBS 2000 (State Alliance for a Vibrant Economy - JOBS 2000), which is a coalition of 12 organizations focused on balanced economic development, should bear fruit.
A company spokesman says this work should bear fruit later this year with the introduction of an improved line of Exolit IFRs.
It can bear fruit the second year; other kinds take five or six years.
Without treatment, weevils will kill 20 to 30 percent of a grove and render the remaining trees unable to bear fruit.
The reasons for this breakthrough are twofold - an intensive marketing effort is about to bear fruit in terms of new contracts; and second, the evolution of VisualMED technology and the ability to deliver functionality in ASP mode means significant time saved during implementation.
Summary: A bid to expand the opposition's delegation at next week's scheduled Geneva II peace talks won't have enough time to bear fruit, according to prominent opposition figure Haitham Mann.
One product that got the thumbs-up was the Bear Fruit Bar by Mountain Organic Foods.
As a rule, date palms need desert heat to bear fruit.