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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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Neil Carter and Nick Knight got the Bears off to a magnificent start, reaching 50 in the seventh over.
He notes that first quarter earnings are clearly a blowout to the upside, catching bears off guard.
Sussex's slow bowlers were again impressive, with lively off-spinner Rory Hamilton-Brown finishing the Bears off with figures of 4-15 from only three overs.
The Wildcats share the top spot in the Pac-10, along with California, at 2-0, and could be alone in first place if they win at Stanford on Saturday, with the Golden Bears off and preparing for a visit to Arizona on Oct.
That will keep the polar bears off the top of the gallops," said Mullins, who was celebrating his first victory of 2008.