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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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India issued a red alert as a massive cyclone bore down on the east coast Saturday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, officials said.
Young kids, and adults fuelled by booze, would lie in the road or on the rail lines, leaping to safety at the last minute as the truck or train bore down on them.
Powerful Hurricane Earl bore down on the east coast of the US on Thursday on a path toward North Carolina's barrier islands, which is expected to lash with dangerous winds and pounding waves.
Byline: Storm Kalmaegi bore down on the northern provinces last afternoon drenching Metro Manila with heavy rains.
Hundreds of police armed with shields, body armour and truncheons bore down on demonstrators gathered near St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum chanting "Russia without Putin