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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 ?
The intelligence should be brought to bear upon him, that he could never even guess.
Friends of the Irish Environment has called for the "full weight of the law" to be brought to bear after the Co Cork sites were ruined.
Consulting firms such as the HNTB Companies provide these services to many transportation agencies across the country and have experts who can be brought to bear on such projects.
And county taxpayers have to weigh whether or not more resources need to be brought to bear, such as a quarter-cent sales tax totally dedicated to this problem.
This year's Product of the Year winner and crop of runners-up continue to demonstrate that this really is a remarkable industry in terms of the innovations, the well-planned launches, and the general creativity that is brought to bear as value is brought to the marketplace.
However, as many manufacturing jobs have moved from the United States to countries with lower costs of living, less stringent environmental regulations and sharply lower labor costs, attention has been brought to bear on steps that could prevent the wholesale departure of additional industries from the country.
The four hundred years covered in this volume have the richest archaeological resources that can be brought to bear, and E.