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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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Qualified candidates from Bearskin Airlines and Wasaya Airways looking to transition to pilot positions at Jazz will be required to meet the same hiring, interview and regulatory standards, and must also successfully complete the same ground school and Transport Canada Pilot Proficiency Check, as all other new hire pilots at Jazz.
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A guardsman is not a guardsman if he's not wearing his bearskin," David Cuthill, chairman of the Dundee branch, said.
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PETA has been campaigning for months for the British government to replace the bearskin used in the manufacture of the ceremonial hats of the royal guards with modern synthetic materials to save black bears in Canada.
On the floor was a bearskin rug - a real one, claws and all.
Borrowed from a book of "Grimm's Fairy Tales," he wore a scowl and a scruffy bearskin.
Eero Paloheimo has commented in relation to softwoods: 'Now we have reached a stage where a leopardskin coat is no longer elegant but immoral, where game on a restaurant menu is no longer a delicacy but a cause for shame, and a bearskin on a living-room floor is the mark of a lout.
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