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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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Cupid materializes in a valentine heart-shaped spacecraft and Ella is borne off to the planet where his cherubic race resides, there to undergo an ER-style surgery to give birth to an oversized heart.
The brand was borne off the basis that we could give people a better opportunity; that s where the name Futurelife come from .
They might rightly have borne off his body, had they known; but they were in as much distress for these others as for him.