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Killogie, n. Also: killogy(e, -oggy, -ogé; kill logie, logy. [Of obscure derivation: appar. a formation on Kill n.1 with a suffix -ogie or -logie; the latter is also found separately as Logie n. Usu. written as one word but latterly sometimes as two.] The lower portion of a corn- or malt-kiln, underneath the drying chamber (see the note on Kill n.1 1). Also attrib. with dur.For the sense, cf. later Eng. (Shropshire) killoddy-pit a hole in the ground containing a fire, over which, in hemp-dressing, hemp-stalks were dried, and later Sc. dial. kiln-pot (lit. ‘kilnpit’, i.e. = killogy).(a) 15.. K. Berdok 31.
Berdok fled in till a killogy
Ib. 37.
Thay stellit gunis to the killogy laich
1563 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 162.
Sayand that … the said Jhonne Knox wes apprehendit and tane furth of ane killogye with ane commoun hure
1563 Crim. Trials I. i. *429.
[They] plainlie tuke auricular confessioun of the saidis personis in the saidis kirk, … barnis, middingis, and killogeis thairof
1587 St. A. Kirk S. 610.
Quhen sche buir ane barn in Beatrix Traillis killogy
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 60.
Knox … wha was excommunicat for hauing ado with the mother and the daughter in ane killoggy
1605 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 10.
That all kills within burgh sall haif ane close dur upoun thair killogeis … that na … vagabundis lye thairin
1636 Justiciary Cases I. 270.
Keiping him [Ballindalloch] prisoner within the killogie of Knokalie the space of xx dayis
c1650 Spalding I. 53.
Leaving Ballindalloche in the killogie betuixt thir tua gardianis and … Robert Grant with vther tua lymmaris to ly abone the killogie
a1700 Mare of Colinton in Watson's Coll. i. 45.
She but any requisition Came down to the killogie, Where she thought to have lodg'd all night
attrib. c1650 Spalding I. 54.
Ballindalloche … schuke him self looss and wyns the killogie dur
(b) 1629 Justiciary Cases I. 105.
He himself lay out that nicht in ane oppin kill logie the rest of that wynter nycht uncoverit
1635 Grant Chart. 449.
Ane mirk dungeon, within ane kill logy
1649 Kelso Baillie Ct. 53 b.
The said Jenet … to repair the stair going doun to hir kill logie
1661 Black Sc. Witches 44.
He [a dog] was fund in the kill logie by the maltman

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