from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Wood from the root of the briar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
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Colorful old geezer who walks everyplace with this gnarled briarwood cane, almost as tall as he is, and a big straw hat on his head.
A briarwood pipe is cold in the ashtray on his neatly arranged desk, and the faint aroma of aromatic tobacco always lingers.
From the same we find a lyric detailing the loss of a briarwood pipe stolen in a raid, which the grieving 'sojer' trusts (as we most sincerely do with him) may be found when Richmond's taken.
"Smith," said Handy, "you take the cake," removing the briarwood from his mouth to knock the ashes from the bowl preparatory to loading up for
"Brace up, my hearty," said Handy, removing the briarwood from his lips.
Then, after carefully loading his briarwood, he summoned his man
Seated on an up-turned bucket, drawing meditatively on his well-seasoned briarwood, he looked a perfect picture of content.
The veteran remained thoughtful, taking some consolation from his briarwood and a steaming hot Scotch.
She managed to convey to him -- without hurting his aged feelings or overwhelming him with embarrassment -- that if he preferred a clean churchwarden or his old briarwood, he need not feel obliged to smoke the new pipe.
Bowl of a briarwood pipe, serrated at the edge; much worn and blackened; bound with string at the crew.