Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SLUGGIE, n. Also sluggi. The opening or entrance passageway at the foot of a corn-kiln which creates the draught for the fire (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1970). Also in comb. kill-sluggie, id. (Id.). Sh. 1951  Sh. Folk Book II. 80:
In Dunrossness this is called “de Sluggi” but in the north parts of the islands it is known as “de Kiln-hogi”.

[Prob. orig. ad. Norw. slok, the channel which brings water to a mill, sloka, a channelled hollow, but assimilated in form and meaning to Logie.]

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