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Luge, Ludge, n. Also: lug, lwge; ludg; lui(d)ge, lou(d)ge, loodge, lewdge. Plur. lugis, ludges etc., luggis. [Late north. ME. luge (1483–4), e.m.E. luge (Skelton, rh. wi. refuge), otherwise appar. only Sc.: var. of Loge, Lodge. For the change of vowel cf. Bruche, Cruchet and su(d)georne, su(d)iorne (sojourn). A common mod. Sc. form is ludge.]

1. A small house or dwelling, esp. a temporary one, as a tent, hut or shelter. a. In general use. Also attrib. with dure. Under the luge, under cover, in shelter. b. A tent or other shelter for troops in camp; also, a pavilion at a tournament. c. A porter's lodge. See also portar-luge. d. A temporary building to house lepers (see also lipper-ludge Lipper a. 2 b) or one for the accommodation of plague victims put to isolation and their attendants. a (1) A litill luge; Barb. xix. 653 (C).
Thane to the flud he [St. Christopher] passit sone, & til hyme a luge mad but hone; Leg. S. xix. 212.
Alsone as this knycht was gravit … his wyf gart byg hir a luge abone his tombe awowand that thar scho wald remane duryng hyr lyf; Myll Spect. 290/22.
On the feld Thai dwelt in lugys and mony litil cave; Doug. iii. ii. 83.
That the maistir Halis sall hald tua personis apon the hecht of Dunpendirlaw and mak thaim ane luge thar with stuff besyde thaim to mak balis of fire for warning of the Kingis liegis; 1523 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 170.
Hir neir freinds … causit to big euin at the graues syde Ane proper ludge quhairin that scho micht byde; Rolland Seven S. 7658.
Mapalia, landwart ludges; Despauter (1579).
Thair castelis and palices ar scheiphouses and luges [L. casæ et tuguria] quhilkes thay commonlie cal pailes; Dalr. I. 98/9.
With libertie … to cast feall … for bigging of ludges for the use of the said drogger boats; 1656 Orkney Antiq. Soc. V. 61.
attrib. At the ludge dure he knokit quietlie; Rolland Seven S. 7689.
(2) Quha sittis hate and feld nevir cauld ane hour, Quhat weddir is thairout vnder the luge [: huge] How suld he wit? K. Hart 660.
b (1) Tentis and lugis [C. luggis] als tharby Thai gert mak; Barb. xix. 392 (E); Wall. ix. 616, 637.
Than all thay ludgit thame. … Quha had na tent, ane ludge hes dicht Of branchis; Alex. i. 3302.
Lo! ȝe may se his luge stand Besyde ȝone crag; Ib. ii. 493.
Arthur … hath found befor hyme mony o knycht That cummyng war … And ful of lugis plantith haith the feld; Lanc 2498.
Thei nedis most abak The way one to thar lugis for to tak; Ib. 2678.
(2) [After the challenger and defender have taken their oaths] the iugis suld send thaim again to thair luges [Lindsay MS. lougis] for to mak thaim redy to cum to the listes; Loutfut MS. 2 b.
c. Pro … reedificacione parve domus id est le luge janitoris castri (of Edinburgh); 1434 Exch. R. IV. 603.
That thair be at euery port ane luge quhair the porter may sitt watterticht; 1547 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 131.
d. In till ane gleu thow hes owt of repair Ane laithly luge that wes the lippir menis; Dunb. Flyt. 154.
All maner of lipper folkis that ar in lugeis and hospitales about this towne; 1527–8 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 232.
1581 Thomson Hist. Dundee 269.
The said persouns to be putt be thame selffis and ane watche to be putt in ane luge besyde of thre clene persouns to keip thame; 1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 416.
That all the fowle lugeis, fowle folk, and fowle geir be placeit be eist the greitt fowle luge; Ib. 430.
To caus the tymmer of the luges of the mure to be brocht in; 1585–6 Ib. 452.
1587 Ib. 506.
Ludgeis; 1603 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 94.
1606 Stirling B. Rec. f. 115.
1607 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 261.
Ane chapell neir besyde sanct Gelis grang, quhair in tyme of pest the inhabitantis of the said burgh ar placed to big thair ludges and scheillis; Bisset II. 394/27.
Ludges; 1645 Stirling B. Rec. I. 187.
1645 S. Leith Rec. 56.
Luidges; 1646 Peebles B. Rec. I. 421.
1677 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 320.

2. An abode, dwelling-place, residence. The mastir of the Kingis luge in the inner under chalmer [of David's Tower in Edinburgh Castle]; 1517 Acta Conc. Public Aff. 85.
Cum follow me, all fals corruptit iuges, With Ponce Pylat I sall prepair ȝour lugis; Lynd. Sat. 4216 (B).
For in this graue salbe my ludge and rest; Rolland Seven S. 7648.
To saue this noble ludge Which is … Our Princes plane refuge; 1571 Sat. P. xxv. 129.

b. Accommodation, shelter, for animals. Sa tyd that Niniane a tym wente To se his catel in entente & to the lug se quhat thai Had, & how thai lay; Leg. S. xl. 433.

c. ? A place of confinement, a cell. [They are to be] closed up and sett apart in loodges to abide there tryall; 1635 Salmon Borrowstounness 64.

3. A shed or workshop for masons at a building site. Also attrib. with dure. Also masoun-luge, q.v. Circa constructione case lie lwge lathomeris vj li. xij s. vij d.; 1510 –13 Rentale Dunkeld. MS. 158 b.
For the sawing of ane rude of lath to the luge [at Linlithgow], ix s.; 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 5 25.
For viii dosoun fyrn sparris for cuppillis to the ii masonis luggis and the litill hous for the mason lwmys keping in the abbay kirkyard; 1529–30 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 25;
Ib. 17, 18, 20, etc.
To Blakhall mason for the bigging of the dyik afoir the myll to the luige afoir Dauid Eduard payit for his uarkmanschip thereof; 1572–3 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II. 384.
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 84.
Twa dowbill tries for the meassounes loodge; 1633 Ib. MS. XXVI. 1.
attrib. Tane fra the smyth iiij crukis to the luge dure; 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 525.

b. A communal workshop for a group or body of masons. It was rehersit be Dauid Menȝes, master of the kirk wark, that it was appoyntit … betuix the masownys of the luge … efter that thai war … accordit vpon certane … controuersy betuix thaime that gif ony tym tocum … ony of thaim offendit til vther … for the first faute he suld gif xx s. to Sanct Nicholace wark … and, gif thai fautit the thrid tym, to be excludit out of the luge as a common forfautour; 1483 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 39.
That thair maister masoun and the laif of his collegis and seruandis of thair kirk wark … to forgather agane to thair wark at the hour of ane and than to remayne quhill iiij houris afternone and than to gett a recreatioun in the commoun luge be the space of half ane hour; 1491 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 61.
Alexander Stute [etc.], … masonis, … hirit be the aldirman … for ane yer to remane and abide in thar seruice, batht in the luge and vteuche; 1493 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 52.

c. The masons of a burgh as a corporate body; a local society or incorporation of masons. And he [George Bois, mason] to keip his interes daily and hourly to his lawbour forsaid at the samyn … houris as the ald vs and consuetud of Our Lady luge of Dunde … usit befor; 1536 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 318.
That thair be ane wardene chosin … ilk ȝeir to haif the charge over everie ludge … and that be the voitis of the maisteris of the saids ludges and consent of thair wardene generall gif he happynis to be present; 1599 Montgomery Mem. II. 240 (= Murray Lyon
Hist. Lodge Edinb. 10).
It is thocht neidfull be my lord warden generall that Edinburgh salbe the first and principall ludge in Scotland and that Kilwynning be the secund ludge as of befoir is notourlie manifest in our awld antient writtis and that S[trive]ling salbe the thrid ludge; Ib. 242.
Cristill Miller … is admitit fellow of craft in the lewdge of Edinburgh; 1608 Edinb. Masons b.
To Johne Serveice warden of the maisouns ludge for his extraordinarie panis in haiffing the chairge of the rest and in trying of thair wark; 1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 12.
The Ludge of Edinburgh. William Wallace, decon, … The Ludge of Glasgow. John Boyd, deakin, Rob. Boyd. ane of the mestres, Hew Douck, deikon of the measounes and vrichtis of Ayre, and George Liddell, deacan of quarimen and nov quarter master. The Ludge of Stirling [etc.]; c 1628 E. S. Lawrie Lodge Glasgow St. John No. 3 bis (1927) 29.
The court of the Maissoun tred of the Loudge of Kilwyning, holdin in the vpper chamber of Hew Smythe, at the croce of Kilwyning; 1646 Murray Lyon Hist. Lodge Edinb. 411.

4. a. Any shed or cabin, as for storage or the like. For peonar fee of iijxx xiiij buirds to be kitters furth of the luge to the kirk; 1552–3 Edinb. Old Acc. II. .
We coilȝearis, cadgearis and carteris … , Quhair we did trauell, we dar not now appeir Out of our ludge, we tak of thame sic feir; 1572 Sat. P. xxxii. 29.
Certane plenishing sic as bed plaids [etc.] … with ane ludge of daillis; 1648 Edinb. Test. LXIII. 327.

b. A shed at a pit-head, used for storage or as a shelter. For bigging and theiking the coill lndge; 1671 Dunferm. Coal Acc. 2 a.
For 500 devats to the ludge; Ib. 5 b.

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