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noun (Irish & Scot)
the cratur, whisky or whiskey: a drop of the cratur
a person
Word Origin
from creature
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  • I ken naething aboot him, foreby that he's a moothin' cratur frae the Croon Lans Depairtment, wi' no owre muckle brains.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • (aside to her son) Choking the cratur is with the words he can't get out.

  • Did I not tell ye no to heed yon screamin' English cratur wi' his revolutionary nonsense?

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • Ye dinna tell me he gies ye noucht to mainteen the cratur upo?

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • That is good, Terence; and now, do you think that you could bring me up just a taste of the cratur?

    With Moore at Corunna G. A. Henty
  • It'll be a puir holiday for the cratur, but let him jist tak' it.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Lastly he sent "the Dougal cratur," dressed in Andrew Fairservice's ancient garments, to see them safe upon their way.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • Weel, I never thought the cratur wad hae had the handicraft to do the like!'

  • The cratur'll aye hing to the Knowe, and whan I gie his wull he'll fess me hame o' himsel.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Is't no' a sin an' a shame for a cratur like that to work in a place like this?

    The Guinea Stamp Annie S. Swan

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