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Hoghed, Hogheid, n. Also: hoghud, hogged, hoggeid; hogheit, hog(g)eit, hogget, hoggert; hogit(h, hoggitt; hoggat; hugget(t; hodgheit, hodg(e)head, hodget; hoigat. [Late ME. and e.m.E. hogshede, -heed, -head, ME. hoggeshede (1392), hoogeshed (1390), of obscure origin. The omission of the s is peculiar to the Sc. forms. Cf. Hogsheid n.] A hogshead; a large cask of a certain capacity.(a) 1490 Mun. Univ. Glasg. II. 256.
Ane hoghed and twa barrellis
1495 Acta Conc. 396/1.
Twa hogheddis
1534–5 Linlithgow Palace 320.
For sax hoghuddis … to hald watter
1547 Reg. Great S. 20/2.
vij hoghedis, vj rowbouris
1566 Prot. Bk. T. Johnson 102.
Twa dry wair hogheidis
1595 Irvine Mun. II. 33.
Effairs … sic as to putt ordour to the gadge of hogheidis and barrellis
1608 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 295.
All couperis … that … makis hogheidis and barrellis
Gif ony of the hogheidis beis nocht of the rycht jedge
1624 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 394.
The saidis haill bookes and manuscriptis sal he transported … in hogheids to the college
(b) 1598 Edinb. Test. XXXI. 326 b.
Ten last of twme hoggatis & barrellis
1608 Irvine Mun. II. 47.
That the westland hogit be xv gallownis
1636 Edinb. Test. LVIL 259 b.
Sevin sheiring heukes with ane firlat and ane hoggeit
(c) 1596 Reg. Privy C. V. 305.
Of every tun ... and of every pype, hoigat and barrell
 (d) c1620 Boyd Zion's Fl. App. 10/1.
Which … Blowes up the bung, or doth the hodg-head rent
1695 Lanark B. Rec. 253.
Item, … ane old hodgehead belonging to the toun
1728 Glasgow Test. L. 99.
Ane old hodget

b. As a measure of liquor, fish, or other goods.(a) 1494 Exch. R. No. 314, in Treas. Acc. I. p. cxv.
Expensas … de quinque barilibus et uno le hoghed salmonum
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 283.
He caused peirce ane hoggeid of wine which was in the seller
1588 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 123.
Fiftie fyve schillingis restand awin be thame to him of ane hogheid of beiff
1614 Edinb. Test. XLVIII. 173.
Fyve scoir hoggeidis salmond at fyftie merkis the hoggeit
(b) 1574 Reg. Privy C. XLII. 43.
Euerie hoggat of hering toppit
1586 Edinb. Test. XV. 262 b.
Tua huggettis of wyne
1587 Ib. XVIII. 67.
Tuelf twnes and thrie hogget of fillit vp wyne
1608 Dundonald Par. Rec. 158.
Adam Fullartoun … to haif heidit hoggertis of heiring the Saboth
1640 Bk. Carlaverock II. 502.
3 hogith of Frince wine
1667 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 89.
Twa hogheitis of French wyne
(c) 1660 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 447.
Twa hodgheitis of wyne to be provydit for the wse of the sojouris

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