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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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After many, many years there came a king's son into that land: and an old man told him the story of the thicket of thorns; and how a beautiful palace stood behind it, and how a wonderful princess, called Briar Rose, lay in it asleep, with all her court.
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.
Never had any children," and again subsided, puffing at his short briar pipe.
New President Phillip Stone has a record of increasing enrollment at previous institutions with smaller endowments than Sweet Briars.
As many have noted, Sweet Briars last major capital campaign drive was in 2006 --during which the college raised more than $100 million.
Briars, a math education consultant and former math director and secondary math teacher, et al.
The project is being delivered by Groundwork Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff in partnership with Forestry Commission Wales and Briars Bridleways, a group of horse riders set up in 2007 in the Cynon Valley to campaign for safe off-road riding facilities.
There will be a Champagne welcome for house hunters interested in purchasing a property at The Briars in Kidderminster.
It is much too early to regard 19-year-old Briars as another Jonah Barrington, but if his advance continues he could be another winner, something lacking in British I squash for a long time.
The proposal, which has to be approved by St Helens council, would see a secure unit for about 70 female patients created in the grounds of Briars Hey, a derelict Grade IIlisted house in Rainhill.
The proposalwould see a secure unit for about 70 female patients created in the grounds of Briars Hey, a derelict Grade II-listed house inRainhill.