briery


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bri·er 1

also bri·ar  (brī′ər)
n.
Any of several prickly plants, such as certain rosebushes or the greenbrier.

[Middle English brer, from Old English brēr.]

bri′er·y adj.

bri·er 2

 (brī′ər)
n.
Variant of briar1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.briery - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.briery - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

briery

also briary
adjective
Full of sharp needlelike protuberances:
References in classic literature ?
It was at the dawn of day in the merry Maytime, when hedgerows are green and flowers bedeck the meadows; daisies pied and yellow cuckoo buds and fair primroses all along the briery hedges; when apple buds blossom and sweet birds sing, the lark at dawn of day, the throstle cock and cuckoo; when lads and lasses look upon each other with sweet thoughts; when busy housewives spread their linen to bleach upon the bright green grass.
Ladies' man Noel Williams enjoys training fillies and mares, and Briery Queen, who was awarded the Newbury final two years ago and followed up at Cheltenham, was a first flagship horse for his yard.
Alan King's star didn't travel especially well but was still tracking eventual winner Briery Queen (8-1) when he parted company with Barry Geraghty at the seventh fence.
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The four-year-old held off the challenge of Briery Queen (20-1) to win in cosy style by a length.
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Kevin Oates, of Briery Grove in Mirfield, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
Bridesmaids were Rachel Bozeman, Laurel Briery, Kathleen Carollo, Jessica Falvey, Erica Harvey, Ashley McCain, and Sally Beth McCullough.
Quentin Collonges was denied a Scottish National run as the ground at Ayr was not on his side, but his altered aim allowed Daly to consign the memory of Briery Fox's narrow defeat to Hennessy in this race four years earlier firmly to the past.
Easing the memory for Daly of Briery Fox's narrow defeat to Hennessy in this race four years ago, Quentin Collonges (14-1) and Same Difference had the famous old handicap to themselves over the uphill finish and were separated by just two lengths.
Briery and colleagues add to the scientific debate now by asking whether 17P would be effective as cotreatment (with antibiotics) to prolong latency after PPROM.
LEIGHTON ASPELL stepped in for the spare ride aboard Briery Fox and guided the 12-year-old from last to first in the Independent Newspaper Veterans' Handicap Chase at Ascot yesterday.