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- 1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “(please specify the story)”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […], [London]: […] [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], 1542, OCLC 932884868:
- With thikke brustles of his berd unsofte,
Lyk to the skyn of houndfyssh, sharp as brere.
- (please add an English translation of this quote)
- English: briar