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Com"fort*er (?), n.

1.

One who administers comfort or consolation.

Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine. Shak.

2. Script.

The Holy Spirit, -- reffering to his office of comforting believers.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things. John xiv. 26.

3.

A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow.

[U. S.]

The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight. Pop. Sci. Monthly.

4.

A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

[U. S.]

Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]

 

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