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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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Maj Titchener was the first to be borne off the plane and carried across the tarmac, followed by WO Wall, Fusilier Beeston and finally Cpl Pritchard.
Three Royal Military Police officers killed in an ambush were also borne off the Hercules aircraft in a sombre ceremony.
Maj Titchener was the first to be borne off the plane and carried across the tarmac,followed by WO Wall, Fusilier Beeston and finally Cpl Pritchard.