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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.
References in classic literature ?
We know this because when graves are opened we find that the bodies have been partially or entirely borne off.
and he was promptly taken into custody, and straightway borne off.
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.