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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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Bore Off is fast becoming a 'work-safe' alternative to telling someone to get lost - and it's estimated that around one person per minute on Twitter uses the phrase 'bore off .
Bore off I say - let them sort out any issues in the most tried and tested fashion known to man.
Pratt Toby 20, PS500 Three generations of Ralph Woods are recorded arare jug, circa his ruddy, complexion, PS1,200-PS1,500 as having made figures at their factory at Burslem, one of the Five Towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, and were among the first English potters to identify their work using either their names or a mark (in their case THE BROWN JUG Dear Tom, this brown jug that now foams with mild ale, (In which I will drink to sweet Nan of the Vale) Was once Toby Fillpot, a thirsty old soul, As e''er drank a bottle, or fathomed a bowl; In boosing about 'twas his praise to excel, And among jolly topers he bore off the bell.