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2 definitions found
 for Job''s comforter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comforter \Com"fort*er\, n.
     1. One who administers comfort or consolation.
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              Let no comforter delight mine ear
              But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of
        comforting believers.
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              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.
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     3. A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow. [U. S.]
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              The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and
              unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball
              fight.                                --Pop. Sci.
                                                    Monthly.
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     4. A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable. [U. S.]
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     Job's comforter, a boil. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n.
     The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the
     prototypical patient man.
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     Job's comforter.
     (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under
         pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.
     (b) A boil. [Colloq.]
  
     Job's news, bad news. --Carlyle.
  
     Job's+tears+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+grass+({Coix+Lacryma">Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Coix Lacryma), with
        hard, shining, pearly grains.
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