You can find poor little wretches anywhere, if you're so fond of them, without going to briar street.
He stared at the bowl of his briar for a moment, then looked up at Cannon.
In 1890 the four pictures of "The briar Rose" were exhibited by themselves, and won the widest admiration.
The explorer was puffing at his briar luxuriously, and turned to the doctor.
At one end was a tangle of briar, and here were some old graves, each with a tinsel wreath or two on the iron cross.
Verena was greatly respected by her sisters, and briar was rather afraid of her.
Only the night before her son, young Fraser, had been arrested by the local authorities at briar Lake on the charge of homicide.
So briar danced with the first man who asked her, and Patty did likewise.
Fitzhugh took out his briar and began filling it as he spoke.
That same evening briar and Patty held a consultation in their own room.
"thorny shrub, heath," 1540s, variant of Middle English brere, from Old English brer (Anglian), brær (West Saxon) "brier, bramble, prickly bush," of unknown origin. Briar is the most recent variant (c.1600). Originally used of prickly, thorny bushes in general, now mostly restricted to wild rose bushes. Used figuratively (in plural) for "troubles" from c.1500.
type of tobacco pipe introduced to England c.1859 and made from the root of a certain shrub, 1868, from French bruyère "heath plant," from Old French bruiere "heather, briar, heathland, moor" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *brucaria, from *brucus "heather," from Gaulish (cf. Breton brug "heath," Old Irish froech). Form altered in English by influence of brier (n.1).
A file or hacksaw (1830s+ Underworld)
This word occurs frequently, and is the translation of several different terms. (1.) Micah 7:4, it denotes a species of thorn shrub used for hedges. In Prov. 15:19 the word is rendered "thorn" (Heb. _hedek_, "stinging"), supposed by some to be what is called the "apple of Sodom" (q.v.). (2.) Ezek. 28:24, _sallon'_, properly a "prickle," such as is found on the shoots of the palm tree. (3.) Isa. 55:13, probably simply a thorny bush. Some, following the Vulgate Version, regard it as the "nettle." (4.) Isa. 5:6; 7:23-25, etc., frequently used to denote thorny shrubs in general. In 10:17; 27:4, it means troublesome men. (5.) In Heb. 6:8 the Greek word (tribolos) so rendered means "three-pronged," and denotes the land caltrop, a low throny shrub resembling in its spikes the military "crow-foot." Comp. Matt. 7:16, "thistle."