cratur

cratur

(ˈkretər)
n
1. (Brewing) the cratur whisky or whiskey: a drop of the cratur.
2. a person
[from creature]
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Mary, who continually tells her uncle's rich and bewildering family that she is uninterested in living like them, becomes an object of ridicule: "[W]hen I towd her haw I hed leevd, she wod fling up her heaad an leak as scornful, an coo me a wulgar cratur, anth dowter et was net owar foreteen, wod thra up her heaad like an unbrocken cout at me wulgality" ["(W)hen I told her how I had lived she would fling up her head and look scornful, and call me a vulgar creature.
HOLE 5 Crookit Cratur - 461-yard, par 4 JACK SAYS: Don't get bogged down in the hazard - a Site of Scientific interest just short of the green.
Hole 5 463yds Par 4 Crookit Cratur Easily the toughest hole on the course.
Jane called it, and my poor master was greatly frighted, this being the first thing of the kind he had seen, and he fell straight on his knees before her, and, like a good-hearted cratur as he was, ordered the whisky punch out of the room, and bid 'em throw open all the windows, and cursed himself: and then my lady came to herself again, and when she saw him kneeling there, bid him get up, and not forswear himself any more, for that she was sure he did not love her, nor never had: this we learnt from Mrs.
And John O'Donoghue, you heard about poor John, the cratur.
The course provides budding connouiseurs of the cratur with a dram from each corner of Scotland.
Exports of the cratur to the potentially huge Chinese market rose by 84 per cent in 2005, First Minister Jack McConnell said yesterday.
He's the world's most famous tippler of leapfrog (Laphroaig), and if you think a pub with no beer is something to make grown men break down and cry about, consider the crisis for cratur lovers if the whisky island runs dry.
There, when the pubs spill out You can hear them shout 'Pure dead brilliant' by the light o ' the moon Bob Dunn from Glasgow took a more political slant with: I'm from the Landed Gentry Money I have plenty I drive a big black Bentley In Scotland the Brave I own the hills and dales Got an estate the size of Wales Stole it from those silly Gaels In Scotland the Brave But by keeping it short and simple, and very funny, my prize of a bottle of the cratur goes to Bryan Brown of Kingsway, Kirkintilloch: Land o ' the purple heather Land where a' the midges gaither Home o ' the rotten weather Scotland the Brave Land o ' the Para Handy Land o ' the Coulter's candy, Home o the Broons and Dandy Scotland the Brave.
HIGH SPIRITS: The syndicate, including organiser Carol Ann, below, celebrate with a drop of cratur
He gained such a knowledge of the cratur that the man from Calais now works for Glenfiddich.