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  • There, tucked against a mass of nasty green-brier thorns, is where you're likely to find your buck's bed.

    How to Hunt Trophy Bucks: Old Deer Require New Tactics

  • The scattered berries of the green-brier will be black in winter, but their September hue is a bronze green of a delicate shade which artists might envy.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa

  • Thickly-prickled stems of green-brier, the wild smilax, rise to the height of the choke-cherry shrubs and the branches lift themselves by means of two tendrils on each leaf-stalk to the most favorable positions for the sunlight.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa

  • I sat down, however, upon a stump to think about him, this man of the shoeshop, working his careful way up and down the bushy slopes, around the granite ledges, across the bogs and up-grown pastures, into the matted green-brier patches, hour after hour searching for a hole in the ground a foot wide, for a den of little foxes that were whimpering and starving because their mother did not return.

    The Hills of Hingham


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