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Creature (The)

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Whisky or other spirits. A contracted form of “Creature-comfort.”

“When he chanced to have taken an overdose of the creature.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xliv.

A drop of the creature. A little whisky. The Irish call it “a drop of the crater.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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