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brier

brier 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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Boska, a prominent California physician (and one of numerous MDs who are pipe smokers), the feel of a briar pipe in hand is physically and psychologically soothing in these stressful times.
But there are always solutions to these problems, he said, tapping his briar pipe in the ashtray as the mournful songs of Leonard Cohen played in the background.
Would you mind putting on these deerstalkers and suck on a briar pipe, while playing a game of Cluedo?
After his death in 1949 his family emigrated to Australia and were not heard of again - until Paul pulled on his deerstalker and took a puff on his briar pipe.
The man took his large hand from the pocket, which down the years had been stretched quite out of shape by that constant rubbing and the demands made on the tweed by a briar pipe and a tin of tobacco.
The group naturally sports Victorian attire and accessories, from tweed deerstalker hats to magnifying glasses and briar pipes, to enhance the obsession they held since childhood.
In addition, due to this development, from the 1960s onwards Denmark became the world pipe-making centre, where the making of briar pipes has developed into a fine art.
A whole new world of enjoyment will open up for you once you start discovering the various types of briar, the thousands of blends of exquisite tobaccos from all over the world, the hundreds of traditional and unusual shapes, sizes, and finishes for a pipe, and the possibilities for beautiful artwork carved into meerschaum and briar pipes. Remember the advice of this century's greatest scientist: Pipe smoking facilitates relaxation and objectivity.
His snow goggles are expected to sell for pounds 3,000, his two briar pipes for pounds 1,500 to pounds 2,000 and a pack of biscuits for pounds 1,000.
During the First World War, British troops in the trenches in France were all supplied with its famous "white spot" brand briar pipes as standard issue.