Definition of Briers

1. Noun. (plural of brier) ¹



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Definition of Briers

1. brier [n] - See also: brier

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Briers

briefly
briefman
briefmen
briefness
briefnesses
briefs
brier-wood
brier patch
briered
brierier
brieriest
brierpatch
brierroot
brierroots
briers (current term)
brierwood
brierwoods
bries
brifentanil
brig
brigade
brigaded
brigader
brigaders
brigades
brigadier
brigadier general
brigadier generals

Literary usage of Briers

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1. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"The Scotch briers are excellent plants for many kinds of use, but are perhaps best of ... These fine hardy briers have also one merit that most Roses lack, ..."

2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1843)
"Miss briers went up stairs, pretended to have come on a missive of charity, ... Miss briers wrote a note, but in the name of the lady, and addressed to Mr. ..."

3. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"After groping through the brush and briers, which seemed to grow thicker the ... said he, as he tore away from a thick jungle of briers, in which he had ..."

4. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"18); and God in chastening Israel often refers to the curse of thorns Thus Isaiah says, " Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers" (xxxii ..."

5. Bedfordshire Notes and Queries edited by Frederic Augustus Blaydes (1893)
"The first who settled in this county was William briers, of Salford (bur. ... Sir William briers was knighted at Whitehall 29 Apr. 1627; ..."

6. Sermons by Thomas Arnold (1874)
"Upon the land of my people shatt come up thorns and briers ; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city. THERE are two parts of the Christian ..."

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