craythur

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craythur (uncountable)

  1. Whiskey. The term is analogous to uisge beatha (the water of life). 'A drop of the craythur' is a popular if old expression.
    • 1850 (approx.), Anonymous, Finnegan's Wake
      Now Tim had a sort o' the tipplin' way
      With a love of the liquor poor Tim was born
      And to help him on with his work each day
      He'd a drop of the craythur ev'ry morn.
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