briar


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briar:

see brierbrier
or briar,
name sometimes given any thorny plant, more specifically the sweetbrier, and the greenbrier. French brier, or brierroot, is a name for the root of the European white heath so widely used in the manufacture of smoking pipes.
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briar

, brier
1. an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
2. a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant
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Then he went on still farther, and all was so still that he could hear every breath he drew; till at last he came to the old tower, and opened the door of the little room in which Briar Rose was; and there she lay, fast asleep on a couch by the window.
And then the prince and Briar Rose were married, and the wedding feast was given; and they lived happily together all their lives long.
Yonder came hobbling a man with a lame ankle, or another with his shins torn by the briars or another with his jacket all muddy from the marsh.
Then she fled homeward as quickly as she could, torn and bleeding from the wounds of thorns and briars, but more lacerated in mind, and threw herself upon her bed, distracted.
RETIRED police officers took part in a reunion lunch at Briar Court Hotel, Halifax Road, Birchencliffe, yesterday .
The OC actress gave birth to Briar Rose in October, which Hayden said is a nod to a favourite film.
Gareth Hickenbottom-Marriot got an identical implant tattooed behind his ear to show support for eight-year-old Briar, who was born deaf.
Arsonists torched the Briar Dene in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, last week, causing severe damage.
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Two colleges that have recently bounced back from the brink are Antioch in Ohio and Sweet Briar in Virginia.
When Sweet Briar College made the announcement in early March that it was closing, it was bittersweet.