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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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Beowulf's name is commonly explained as "bees' wolf," in other words, a honey-eater, a bear, "who breaks swords, rips off arms, and crack ribs with ursine power and clumsiness" (Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth, 80).
A plush ursine with button eyes may never replace good and empathetic counseling, but I am going begin asking my troubled teenage patients if they know where their teddy bears are.
And he came across well on TV--gentle, ursine, and approachable, the kind of preacher who might just talk your ear off if you got on his right side.
First, the privileging of women over men in promulgation of the species (seen in the absence of the count's human father and disappearance of his ursine one) is reflected in the relation of high (H) linguistic varieties to low (L) varieties in the story.
With a newly designed dust jacket, visionary ursine art, a gorgeous layout with plenty of white space, and an attractive binding, the book is a beautiful object in itself.
A bear is spotted sniffing around before the official ceremony, possibly staking an early claim on freshly restored territory of its ursine ancestors.
For Canadian-born Aykroyd, who lent his vocal talent to DreamWorks' Antz, becoming Yogi posed more of a challenge, although he jokes that he shares the "Yogi Bear appetite" with his ursine alter-ego.
The many users who availed themselves of the services of the ursine service provider were pleased with his consistently well written press releases, articles, advertisements, and creative assignments.
And his boss, the "grizzly," was Blair, whose bushy handlebar mustache hid his mouth, giving him an ursine expression atop a fearsome 6'3" frame with powerful hunched shoulders, a sun-worn face and a deep growl of a voice.
Then came the ursine bumbling of Yeltsin-era capitalism.
This ursine history makes perfect sense to me, for my personal development has reflected the growth of the bear movement.
That wonderful popcorn smell - so redolent of America - pervades the Finish Line Cafe, overlooking one of the loveliest infields in the country, where the Star-Spangled Banner and the ursine California Republic flag sit high across an ornamental lake populated by flamingoes.