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bear

1. n. a difficult task. This problem is a real bear.
2. n. an ugly woman. (Derogatory.) Tell the old bear to hold her tongue.
3. n. a highway patrol officer. (see also Smokey (the Bear).) There’s a bear hiding under that bridge.
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Although the compound can be synthesized from other sources, many traditional healers still recommend the bear version, Eastham's group has found.
Douglas Legg, a Ministry of Natural Resources social and economic researcher, has pegged the economic value of bear hunting in Ontario at more than $20 million in direct annual spending.
Haunting images of the spirit bear were used to great effect by environmental groups around the world in the global campaign to save the Great Bear Rainforest from being destroyed by logging.
Black bears evolved in thick, vegetative, impenetrable habitat, says Michael Pelton, a professor of wildlife science at the University of Tennessee who has dedicated his 32-year career to studying bear species.
Two weeks ago, we found out that El Monte is coming on board and getting their own bear.
A bear had been using it as a scratching post," he says.
It doesn't take much to attract a hungry bear--an outside garbage can, dog food left on a porch, even a barbecue grill--so officials have been telling homeowners, tourists and campers not to leave bear bait.
A newly released Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan update strengthens the whole concept and more sharply defines the responsibilities of cooperating agencies.
At the first stop in Miami, which happened on January 22, school children received a free new book through First Book([R]), a nonprofit organization that gives children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books, and were invited to make a bear in the mobile store.
I got out there and saw the bear and I got the hell out of there,'' Selbrede said, adding that the night before, he had watched a television show about a circus bear that fatally mauled a woman.
After he shut her door, he began to walk to the driver's door and came face-to-face with a 150-pound black bear.
One foot snare had nabbed a mountain lion, another a small black bear.
Humming along at 50 to 80 percent of its summer energy expenditure, the metabolic factory inside a denning bear apparently operates li ke that of no other mammal.
As Care Bears celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2007, parents who grew up with Care Bears will be able to give their child the extraordinary opportunity to join America's favorite bears in a Care Bear Video," said Debra Joester, President, The Joester Loria Group.