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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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A burnt mattress and blackened windows and walls bore testimony yesterday to the destruction the fire had wreaked.
I was running comfortably and had not even started my kick, which I did on the final bend,' he said, and the powerful finish he produced bore testimony.
Standing ovations from the audience on the opening night of this production bore testimony to the power of this performance, a highly recommended and entirely therapeutic experience.