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[bram-blee] /ˈbræm bli/
adjective, bramblier, brambliest.
having or resembling brambles.
Origin of brambly
First recorded in 1575-85; bramble + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Where a few years ago were acres of woodland, swamps or brambly pastures, are now well-graded streets lined with pleasant houses.

  • brambly bushes grew along the trail showing that the ground was not entirely dry.

  • I had just left the brambly path which cuts a bed of sand through the forest, laying bare its rusty bowels.

    Woman Magdeleine Marx
  • Bobby was on the floor listening, ears and eyes, brambly muzzle and feathered tail alert.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Bo's white mustang dragged her through more than one brambly place.

  • Immediately flames leapt in great tongues from the brambly thicket beyond the reeds.

    Master Reynard

    Jane Fielding
  • And crossing the gardens rapidly, he soon reached the outskirts of the brambly thicket.

  • Old Olifant's Swamp was a rough, brambly tract of second-growth woods, with a marshy pond and a stream through the middle.

    Wild Animals I Have Known Ernest Thompson Seton

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