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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Orlager(e, -leger, -liger, -loger, n. [Late ME. orlogere (Lydgate) ‘a proclaimer of the hours’, and cf. ME. and e.m.E. orloger (1311), orologer (1332), OF. orlogier a clock-maker.] A timekeeper; a clock. — 1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 113.
Phebus crownyt byrd, the nyghtis orlager [: cleir; Sm. orloger, Ruddim. orlagere]
Ib. xii. Prol. 278.
By hys hew, but orleger [Ruddim. orliger] or dyall, I knew it was past four howris of day

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