Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OGIE, n. Also oggie, ogee. The fireplace in a kiln; the opening before the fireplace in a kiln (Lnk. 1825 Jam.). Comb.: †ogie-hole, the opening for the fireplace in a kiln. See Kill, Killogie, Logie, Hoggie, n.1 [′ogi] Dmf. 1830  W. Bennet Traits Sc. Life II. 20:
A kiln for drying grain, with its ogie, or fire-place, fronting the road.
s.Sc. c.1830  Proc. Bwk. Nat. Club (1916) 98:
He took great pleasure in tormenting the miller with throwing isles (ashes) out, when he threw sheelin' into the ogee, to dry the corn upon the baulks.
Ayr. 1839  Ayr. Inspirer (7 Dec.):
The ogie-holes, bye-sluices, brig-stane.
Sc. 1872  N. & Q. (Ser. 4) X. 380:
The oggie of a kiln is often large enough to afford sleeping-room to houseless waifs.

[An aphetic form of Logie, arising from wrong division of Killogie.]

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