from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wood of the brier-root, used for making tobacco-pipes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; it is used to make tobacco pipes. See also 2nd brier and brier root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
  • noun wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes


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  • Turning, she saw her husband puffing away at his brierwood pipe.

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  • "Times are getting lively in these parts," remarked Weber, as he filled his brierwood and lit it; "this thing can't go on forever; the rustlers or cowmen have got to come out on top, and I'm shot if one can tell just now which it will be."

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  • Hazletine produced a brierwood pipe and pressed some tobacco in the bowl.

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  • He had never been addicted to drink, and his only indulgence was his brierwood pipe, which was his almost inseparable companion.

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  • Felix nodded in dismissal, rested his elbows on the table, and again puffed away at his brierwood.

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  • Picking up his brierwood, lying on a pile of books on his desk, and within reach of his hand, he started to fill the bowl, when a scrap of paper covered with

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  • The moon had already risen when Bradley, with his brierwood pipe, preceded Richardson upon the veranda.

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  • Unearned correlational art guts methodist brierwood, cheerless inexterminable maiolica, irreparable agama, nasal freeware.

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  • John drove over to meet the Honourable Cornelius, who was in a terrible state of anxiety and left him no peace on the way asking him again and again to repeat the answers to the questions which had been proposed, reckoning up the ones he had answered wrong and the ones he thought he might have answered right, and coming each time to a different conclusion, finally lighting a huge brierwood pipe and swearing "that it was a beastly shame to subject human beings to such awful torture."

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