But they searched in vain for wood or dry brambles; nothing but sand and stones were to be found.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
The stone walls, too, like the more ancient earthwork, are overgrown with trees and brambles and ivy.
"Afoot in England" by W.H. Hudson
I had my knife with me, and I cut down some brambles and rolled up some big stones.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Her feet and legs were brown and quite invulnerable to stones or brambles.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
They leaned upon the stone wall, interspersed, overgrown, and veiled with moss and maiden-hair and blossoming brambles.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
Leaping down, then, from stone to stone till he reached the bottom, he dived under a number of overhanging brambles, and went slowly on.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
The path then becomes narrow and steep, and encumbered with brambles and nettles and stones.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Down, down a narrow bypath they clambered, over stones and through brambles, and interlaced branches.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
Brambles forced him back and stones slid from beneath his feet.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
Close down by the sea, where there were more stones, might now and then be seen a bramble bush.
"Magnhild Dust" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
And so it was: just a stepping stone, through brambles of prickly prejudice and childish pranks.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
Mark struck his knee against a stone, and limped; Bevis scratched his hands and wrist with a bramble.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The steep walls, twenty feet deep in places, were packed with loose stones, and trailed with hanging brambles.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Weeds, brambles, and vines impeded my footsteps or concealed the grave-stones.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
The contact with hard stone and lime and prickly bramble-bushes restored me a little to myself.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various
Toward the extremity of a court to the south of the old pile, there was a chasm in the ground, partly filled up with loose stones and brambles.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851" by Various