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Horologe, n. Also: horolodge, -log, -logue, -ledge, horalodg; horo-, horrelage; horloge, -lage, -ledge, -leige, hourlich. [ME. horologe (1413), -lage, horlege, etc., ealier orloge (c 1381), OF. orloge, L. hōrologium. Cf. Orologe.] A dial or clock.(a) 1550–1 Ayr Common Good Acc.
For burdis to be ane horologe
For ane burde to be mulleris to the horologe
1563–4 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 191.
For gilting of the hand of the horologe
1579 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 24.
For making of iiij bobbis of yrne to the brod of the horologe
1602 Dundonald Par. Rec. 20.
He going bak to the nuik of the Kirk quhair the horolog is
1609 Hilderstoun Silver Mines I. 242.
For steillis to ane horologe to knaw the houris
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 30.
The Kirk cloak. The quheill that leads the hand of the horalodg
1664–5 Peebles B. Rec. II. 205.
To John Fisher for his iron to the horolodge … .For leid to the said horologe
(b) 1539 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 165.
For the paynting of the tolbuith horrelage
1562 Treas. Acc. XI. 163.
For the mending of the Quenis horolage
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 29.
The quheill that leadis the hand of the horolage
Ib. 31.
The hand of the horoledge
(c) 1513 Doug. i. Prol. 347 (Sm).
Chaucer, … Hevinlie trumpet, horleige [B. orlege] and reguleir
c1590 Fowler Sonn. xvii. 1.
My mistres and this horloge be alyke
1636 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 486.
For a trie to the horledge forthe gardners lodge; … 40s.
1662 Peebles B. Rec. II. 54.
The nyne loades lyme lent … to John Murray, wricht, remit to him for his workmanshipe done to the hourlich and knock

b. Attrib. with brod, door, quheill, stane, trie. 1614 Ayr B. Acc. 58.
For thrie dayis labour at the horlage trie
Ib. 59.
For twa treis for bigging up of the horlage stane
1628 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 366.
For forming, making and vpputting of the horolog brodis
1629 Misc. Maitl. C. III. 370.
For gilting of the horolage brodis and palmes
1657 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 373.
For the paynting … of the four horolodge brodis of the tolbuith
1681 S. Leith Rec. 140.
Sessioners are appointed to speak with painters to paint our horologe board
1650 Peebles B. Rec. 389.
The horloge doore, lock, and kie
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 30.
The peas quheill that guyds the horalodg quheill

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