the creature


the creature
   spirituous intoxicant
   Literally, something created, and perhaps only a shortened form of creature comfort:
    When he chanced to have taken an overdose of the creature. (W. Scott, 1815)
   The use, which survives in Ireland, often spelt cratur, crathur, or crater, was common in 19thcentury England too:
    Never a drop of the crater passed down Chancy Emm's lips. (Mayhew, 1862)

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