Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HOGGIE, n.1 Also hogi(e), huggie. The fire-place of a kiln (I.Sc. 1957); a fire-place in gen. (Sh.10 1957). Ork. 1880  Dennison Sketch-Bk. 135:
Like rattans fae a hogie.
Sh. 1899  J. Spence Folk-Lore 171:
The fire burned under the chylpin-stane in the kiln huggie, and needed constant watching.
Ork. c.1912  J. Omond 80 Years Ago 15:
We are confronted by the kiln at the upper end of the barn. On the left hand side at the floor, there is an opening in the gable, the ingle hole, or hoggie, which is the fireplace where the peats are burned, for drying the oats on the kiln. This hole curves round through the gable and wall till it enters the bottom of the kiln.
Sh. 1937  J. Nicolson Yarns 31:
The little fellow made no remark, but squatted down in front of the “hogi” to enjoy the warmth.

[I.Sc. variant of Ogie, the space in front of a kiln fire, the kiln fireplace. See also Killogie, id.]

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