Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAMBLES

But Felicien had gone a shorter way through the brambles and brushwood.

"They must look to the brambles then," said brother Michael.

It was staked and ridered and its zig-zags were crowded with brambles and wild-plum.

No, he does not find it; brambles are there and noxious weeds galore.

Brambles meant nothing to her, nor the thickets nor branches.

I had my knife with me, and I cut down some brambles and rolled up some big stones.

Nobody can see us, there is nothing but brambles and big round stones.

Why was she stumbling about amongst the rubble and catching her dress in brambles and burrs?

A woman laughed; and again he parted the brambles and looked out.

But then the slope was wild and unkempt, covered over with briars and brambles.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bræmbel "rough, prickly shrub" (especially the blackberry bush), with euphonic -b-, from earlier bræmel, from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz (see broom).