Usage examples for brier

  1. Even the engineer of the New York " Sun's" naphtha- launch gave his cherished pipe to a sailor on a Spanish vessel who had none, and when one of his mates remonstrated with him, saying, " You're not going to give him your own brier- wood pipe!" – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  2. Her house is in the brier thicket; she climbs to the roof and stands there all day waving her hands, and shouting out in wood- talk, 'There are cocoanuts in my cellar. – Woodland Tales by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  3. East of them the Coakachee flowed through thickets of saw- grass and green brier, between a forest of oak, pine, and cedar, bordered on the western side by palm and palmetto- all exactly as drawn in the map of Pedro Valdez. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Followed a little brook, the eastern branch of the Tiber, lined with bushes and a rank growth of green- brier. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  5. He smoked a pipe a good deal, and he preferred it to be old and violent; and once, when he had bought a new, expensive English brier- root he regarded it doubtfully for a time, and then handed it over to me, saying: " I'd like to have you smoke that a year or two, and when it gets so you can't stand it, maybe it will suit me." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  6. Three- fourths of the way through they came to an opening in the rock, over which, from a shelf above, fell a curtain of brier. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  7. The keen edges of the original are blurred and partly lost, but the author of 'Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush' has many excellent qualities, and if he had had the good fortune or the initiative to be first in the field, his work would have been almost wholly charming. – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  8. On a black- walnut shelf between the windows lay a choice collection of meerschaum and brier- wood pipes. – Miss Mehetabel's Son by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  9. And so came Sidney Trove, his mind in strange fetters, travelling out of the land of mystery, in a winter night, to Brier Dale. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller