We struck into the woods and entered upon a rough time, stumbling over roots, getting tangled in vines, and torn by briers.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The man and woman were employed in bruising what was called brier root, which they had dug from the forest, for food.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott
The Englishman drew his brier-root pipe from his mouth, glanced sidewise from the magazine he was reading, and jerked his head in assent.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
How she beats down the brush and briers and wears away even the roots of the trees!
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
Let the thorns and briers which have grown up around it be rooted up.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
They were talking to a third man, who was lounging against a front wheel, smoking a brier-root pipe.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
He found the member of Ben's company propped up on some grass pillows, smoking his favorite brier-root pipe.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
KING EDWARD'S BRIER-ROOT PIPE.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
In one hand he held a blackened brier-root pipe, gazing on it with an air of mock regret.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1893" by Various
A couple of pipes with brier-root stems lay thereon, and a jar of tobacco.
"Kitty's Conquest" by Charles King