Definition of Brier-wood
1. Noun. Wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes.
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Literary usage of Brier-wood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War by Richard Grant White (1866)
"My pipe it is only a knot from the root of the brier-wood tree; But it turns my heart to the northward: Harry, give it to me. And I 'm but a rough at best, ..."
2. Anecdotes, Poetry, and Incidents of the War: North and South : 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1866)
"... wreaths curling from a 'brier wood' nonchalantly held in his left hand, and the Adjutant danced about on. a spirited charger, apparently impatiently ..."
3. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"At night General Thomas fell hack to Ross- ville, four miles from Chattanooga, around and :n which city the army lies to-night. THE brier-wood PIPE. ..."
4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1873)
"'Twas you who brought him to Brier- wood, John Wort; 'twas you who lied about him to my ... He never came to Brier- wood ? You never brought him there, ..."