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Synonyms for briar

Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries

evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes

a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath


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We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred old briar pipe which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
In the dim light of the lamp I saw him sitting there, an old briar pipe between his lips, his eyes fixed vacantly upon the corner of the ceiling, the blue smoke curling up from him, silent, motionless, with the light shining upon his strong-set aquiline features.
The group naturally sports Victorian attire and accessories, from tweed deerstalker hats to magnifying glasses and briar pipes, to enhance the obsession they held since childhood.
In addition, due to this development, from the 1960s onwards Denmark became the world pipe-making centre, where the making of briar pipes has developed into a fine art.
But in the tennis clubs of the shires, they smoked briar pipes and drank warm beer from dimpled glasses, while the girls in white with downy skins were looking for lost balls in the hedges - and young men in the bars.