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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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But a moment of Sam Tomkins' magic gave Wigan a sniff, and when Andy Coley and Thomas Leuluai went over in quick succession the gap was just six points.Noble's side poured forward in search of an equalising score, but Briers proved a calming influence with a drop goal, and Chris Hicks's try sealed matters.
Briers used fake invoices and banked unauthorised bonus and pension payments between 2007 and 2015.
Police were alerted to Briers's crimes in August 2015 after a financial manager at the charity noticed a supporting document for one of the payments appeared to be fraudulent.
The fraud involved Briers paying 60 of the charity's cheques into his own account and awarding himself 11 unauthorised bonuses and 19 additional pension top-ups.
Numerous scans and consultations have highlighted the damage sustained to Briers' neck, leaving him with no option but to retire from playing.
But Briers claims the system is unfair and just a gimmick.
The champions led 10-6 at the time but could then do little as Briers wreaked havoc.
Briers will appear for the Lions under the much-lamented dual registration system and the struggling Lions will be desperate for some Briers magic to revive their fortunes in a campaign that has yielded just three wins.
Briers has appeared only twice this season because of a neck injury he feared could end his 17-year professional career.
Beloved by sitcom fans and Shakespeare devotees alike, Briers was the epitome of the English eccentric gent.
ACTOR Richard Briers, known to millions for his enduring role in TV sitcom The Good Life, has died at the age of 79.
ACTOR Richard Briers, loved by millions for his years in TV sitcom The Good Life, has been praised as a "national treasure" following his death at the age of 79.