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Creature

(The). 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.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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