Definition of Brier patch
1. Noun. Tangled mass of prickly plants.
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Literary usage of Brier patch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"Dem is my las' words—don't frow me inter de brier patch.' "Now, you see, honey, dey all hated Captain Rabbit like pizen ; an' jes' as soon as dey ..."
2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"... 'but do fer de Lord's sake don't fling me in dat brier-patch,' ... 'but do please, Brer Fox, don't fling me in dat brier-patch,' ..."
3. Reveries of a Schoolmaster by Francis Bail Pearson (1917)
"... "but do fer de Lord's sake don't fling me in dat brier-patch," ... legs en slung 'im right in de middle er de brier-patch. ..."
4. Wild Life Near Home by Dallas Lore Sharp (1901)
"Bunny, meantime, is watching just inside the next brier-patch." of snch a move. When pressed by hunger or hounded hard, they often take to a rail-pile, ..."
5. Readings from Literature by Reuben Post Halleck, Elizabeth Graeme Barbour (1915)
"... 'but do fer de Lord's sake don't fling me in dat brier patch,' ... legs en slung 'im right in de middle er de brier patch. ..."
6. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1880)
"... he holler out: “‘Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox—bred en bawn in a brier-patch!' en wid dat he skip out des ez lively ez a cricket in do embers. ..."