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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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"Sweet Briary is a top-quality development offering residents beautifully designed homes which are energy efficient."
Keith Hughes who has lived in the local area for 30 years and started the Save Briary Wood petition on inyourarea.co.uk said residents were "up in arms" about the plans.
He added: "Briary Wood backs onto the 'blackpath' leading to Archbishop McGrath and Tremains Primary School and this will not only have a profound effect on the children who walk this path daily but to my mind sends out the wrong signal from BCBC on the environment and wellbeing policies that they promote throughout the county.
Cleared ground in Briary Wood SOLTYS BREWSTER ECOLOGY
Dry cherry fruit is solid, not overly extracted, with a medium body; smooth briary tannins, subtle oak vanilla, and crisp acidity; good value.
Mr Brewis set up Consett-based Briary Garden Services in 2006 and is using the franchise model to expand the business.
The elderly woman was confronted by a man who forced his way into her house in Briary Croft, Hightown.
Coin From Heaven was a comfortable winner of the 6f maiden, winning by four lengths from Briary Mac to break her maiden at her second attempt.
Properties currently start from pounds 160,000 for a three bedroom Briary home.
N THANKS to Mrs Joan Moore of The Briary, Shotley Bridge, Consett, County Durham for this picture of her reading the Evening Chronicle at Belsay Hall.
The young Graham first lived at The Briary, a large period house three doors away from his current home, Ardendale.
For good-value reds to enjoy with roasts, Les Robles Carmeniere 2000 from Chile (Sainsbury's, pounds 4.99) is a superior spicy red with sweet, briary fruit , while French Connection Grenache-Syrah (Tesco, pounds 3.99) is a food-friendly full-bodied, aromatic cherry red.