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craythur

noun (Irish)
1.
the craythur (ˈkreːθər) a variant of cratur (sense 1)
2.
(ˈkreːtʃər) a variant of cratur (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Irish Gaelic Créatur creature
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  • Uncle Charles, a dhrop of the craythur a wee dhrop of the craythur?

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • Then cook had given her a drap of the craythur to keep out the cold.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • "Faith, it's a drop of the craythur you want to waken you up, Mick Ross," he called.

    The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • "Yes, yes, the craythur's doin' somethin' in the spoony line," said Kisseck.

  • Damn her, I'll lay my soul that craythur is at the bottom of it all.

  • I wondher does my mother know I'm tuk away—and Oonah, too, the craythur, would be sorry for me.

    Handy Andy, Volume One Samuel Lover
  • Oh, and it's yersilf that don't shoy off from a dthrop o' the craythur whin yer thravellin' the thrail.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Aw, he's been helped—there's that Mister Loviboy, a power of money the craythur must have had out of him.

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