any thick, dense tangle of thorny vines; an area containing prickly plants, such as greenbrier or rosebushes
Winnie-the-Pooh and friends made their way through the briar patch.
A man swung his arm and a rolled overcoat landed in the middle of a briar patch.
And after the briar patch, where it was not so steep, they came into another kind of forest.
As he sat in the briar patch listening, he heard a terrible cackling over toward the edge of the woods nearest Farmer Roe's.
Doctor Rabbit got all ready, and then he ran for that briar patch.
Doctor Rabbit was pretty badly scared, because there was not a briar patch anywhere near.
I'll take the path that leads past several briar patches, and if Mr. Fox runs for me I'll just slip into a briar patch.
He had hidden in that briar patch several times from various enemies, and was familiar with every inch of it.
There was a briar patch near by, so Doctor Rabbit crept into this and watched.
After a while they got out of the firs into the briar patch; and here the sun was trying to break through the clouds.
Only last night, I dreamed that seven spotted cats were chasing me through a briar patch!