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 Creature (The).Credat Judæus or Credat Judæus Apella. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Food and other things necessary for the comfort of the body. Man being supposed to consist of body and soul, the body is the creature, but the soul is the “vital spark of heavenly flame.”   1
        “Mr. Squeers had been seeking in creature-comforts [brandy and water] temporary forget-fulness of his unpleasant situation.”—Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby.

 Creature (The).Credat Judæus or Credat Judæus Apella. 


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