Facing that briary jungle on the ground level was a little daunting.
Its condition is recorded therein as that of heathy, furzy, briary wilderness—‘Bruaria.’
Every few yards they had to climb half rotted tree trunks studded with briary creepers and alive with ants.
The sound came from the further corner of the deserted quarry, where a crest of soft and shingly rock overhung a briary thicket.
They could hear faintly the voices of a few Englishmen who cursed as they wandered among the briary undergrowth.
A file or hacksaw (1830s+ Underworld)