Definition of ursine
1 : of or relating to a bear or the bear family (Ursidae)
2 : suggesting or characteristic of a bear a lumbering ursine gait
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Michael Bond, 91, the British writer whose ursine creation, Paddington Bear, became one of the most beloved characters in the animal kingdom of children's literature, died Tuesday at his home in London.
Michael Bond, the British writer whose ursine creation, Paddington Bear, became one of the most beloved characters in the animal kingdom of children’s literature, died June 27 at his home in London.
To prevent any unexpected ursine house guests, the police department has a list of tips on its website — www.ci.glendale.ca.us/police.
The area around Kaktovik hosts growing numbers of bears each summer, and, as the Arctic remains ice-free longer and even the winter ice thins, these ursine guests are lengthening their stay.
One reason for this is their personal connection to one of their characters; Sterling is named after their childhood pet, a golden retriever who shared a lot of personality traits with his ursine namesake.
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