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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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In some years the pear trees would blossom a second time," he said, "but the farmers would cut the blossoms before the trees bore fruit at the end of September, so as not to compromise the following year's crop.
What's more, they bore fruit even under off-season conditions--when low light and low temperatures prevent marketable fruit from developing.
based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the supplement industry worked for years to bring about the development of compromise language that would satisfy regulators and allow the industry to market safe products to consumers around the world, an effort that ultimately bore fruit this morning.