The way was through bogs and briers, and I tore my feet often during the journey.
"Somewhars 'mongst the briers in the woods, I reckon," replied Barney.
With how sharp thorns and briers God hath to drive some of His sheep!
A burst of music from the covert, and the darling vanished among the briers.
She slipped easily between the briers, holding her skirt close.
He'd liked to tomahawked me out'n the briers, but I throwed him fust.
The buds reddened and popped, and the briers grew pink and white.
Below, the stream ran straight, but there were growths of cane and briers.
He looked weary and footsore and his clothes were torn by briers.
Some men are hurt by briers, but here is one who was improved by them.