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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
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To protect human property and ursine life, ranchers began working with the Alberta government to limit attractants.
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).
In this epic twist on Adam and Eve--replete with angels, witches, and ursine warriors--the church is a malevolent force, characters have animal soulmates called daemons, and, far from sinful, the loss of innocence of protagonists Lyra and Will is a saving grace.
I pound on the partition behind me, and luckily Beansie gives a great ursine moan, though this means he's in worse shape than I thought.
He chatters excitedly about the scat and prints, pouring out his stream-of-consciousness thoughts on how we could fortify this beachhead and use our pepper spray to fend off an ursine assault.
On the practice field, and during games, Coach Hough gave the backs and receivers sound advice about reading holes and running routes, but out of Coach Fuller's earshot, he warned us of the dangers of masturbating the night before games and claimed, "Even the second-stringers get laid when you win the county." On the other hand, Coach Biddle was humorless, an ursine ex-lineman who'd blown out both knees while on scholarship at Ball State.
ECONOMIC OFFICER PRISCICCA HOOTEN-WAGSMORE; "I DRAT AN URCENT MEMO ON ARCTIC BCRDER DISPUTES BUT THE OFFICE OF URSINE AFFAIRS WILL NOT CLEAR ON IT UNLESS THE MEMO IS ACCOMDWIED BY A JAR OF HOUEY I WAKE UP AND BOX MORE HONE"
While undoubtedly the bear knew I was there, it was unable to pinpoint my exact location, despite the intensity of its ursine glare.
"But I have often sensed that others have the influence of the beasts upon them: the porcine, the bovine, the feline, the equine, the vulpine, the canine, even the ursine. It may be that influenced as they are they will not notice the lupine in us."
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.