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Brier-wood   /brˈaɪər-wʊd/   Listen

Wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes.  Synonyms: briarwood, brierwood.

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"Brier-wood" Quotes from Famous Books

... leads the six in the last hand, or of the lurking-place of the thirteenth trump. I never can remember anything below the jack, and I give up playing whist forever at least once every month. But I am so weak that I return to it again and again, as a smoker does to his brier-wood. I feel partly vexed and partly sorry for myself when I realize that I cannot play—I can only win. I have seen men win very superior girls, but they have done it in a manner which would disgust a good ...
— From a Girl's Point of View • Lilian Bell

Words linked to "Brier-wood" :   briarroot, wood, briarwood, brierwood

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