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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lodge, n. Also: loge. [The usual e.m.E. form, adopted in place of Sc. Luge, Ludge. Cf. also the early Sc. Loge.]

1. a. A small dwelling; a shelter, cabin, hut or tent.For the various specific applications see Luge n. 1.(1) 1579, 1617 Despauter (1617) 88.
Mapalia, a countrey lodge
1639 Baillie I. 211.
The crowners lay in kennous lodges … the sojours about all in hutts of timber
(2) 1676 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 267.
Ane peice of waist ground lyeing … be north the waitters lodge
1687 Ib. XI. 214.
The waiters lodge that was built outwith the Societie port has been lately demolished
(3) 1645 Stirling B. Rec. I. 187.
The thesaurer to caus big sum lodges for these that are infected houssis with all diligence

b. A pit-head shed. 1681 Fawside Coal Compt 84.
For building the lodge 02: 00: 0
1683 Ib. 115.
For the lodge helpeing 00: 16: 0

2. a. A local society of masons. = Luge n. 3 c.(a) 1599 Montgomery Mem. 242.
That the ludge of Kilwynning, secund lodge of Scotland, sall haif thair warden present at the election of the wardenis within the boundis of the Nether Waird of Cliddisdaill [etc.]
c 1628 E. S. Lawrie Lodge Glasgow St. John No. 3 bis (1927) 30.
Andrew Nelsons, master, and Thomas Nelsone, varden of the sed lodge of Saint Androis
1670 Murray Lyon Hist. Lodge Edinb. 423.
That wee shall owne this honourable lodge at all occationes except those who can give ane lawfull excuse, or of sickness, or of being out of towne
(b) 1689 Ib. 126.
James Thomson … represanted to the dickin and mastares that he was sansable off his falt in going from this company and passing himsalefe in the Chanongat loge

b. A communal workshop for a body of masons. c. The meeting-place of a body of masons. 1670 Knoop & Jones Sc. Mason 82.
That all entering prentises be entered in our antient outfield lodge in the Mearnes in the parish of Negg at the scounces at the poynt of the Ness
1696 Ib. 84.
I am sworn … by the square and compass and common judge, to attend my masters service at the honourable lodge

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