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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.
References in classic literature ?
Trent did not mention the fact that for four days and nights they were hiding in holes and up trees from the natives whom the King of Bekwando had sent after them, that their bearers had fled away, and that they had been compelled to leave the track and make their way through an unknown part of the bush.
A letter in a double-ended envelope, stuck all over with sealing wax, is pretty certain to be opened in case of any accident to the bearer.
But he became less confident, on looking, and directed the bearers to 'bring him to the nearest doctor's shop.
Thus directed, the bearers trotted on under their light burden; and the two mourners kept as near them, as they could.
Doris Lawrence, of Weoley Castle, got in touch to tell us about one brave Royal Warwickshire Regiment stretcher bearer, who could have won a Victoria Cross several times over, according to her father.
Wu-Tang Clan rapper Christ Bearer aka "Andre Johnson," has finally revealed the reason why he cut off his own penis before jumping out of a window last month.
Telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei and Kuwaiti telco Zain, have announced plans to build a unified all-IP mobile bearer network in Kuwait.
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Zain, a leading telecom company in the Middle East, have announced plans to build a unified all-IP mobile bearer network in Kuwait.
China-based telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei and Kuwaiti telco Zain, today announced plans to build a unified all-IP mobile bearer network in Kuwait.
1025 - The tri-service bearer party will carry the coffin from St Clement Danes Church and place it upon a gun carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
The bearer party will be followed by two cap orderlies, who will hold the caps of the bearers.
Further to the request to members for nominations for the 2011 - 2013 period, the RSSA advises that nominations were received for all the applicable office bearer positions.