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Lodging, n. Also: -eing, -ieng, loidging. [e.m.E. lodging(e, -yng: cf. Log(e)ing and Lug(e)in(g.]

1. Shelter, housing, accommodation. 1629 Black Orkn. & Shetl. Folklore 109.
Sho was miscontent that Wm Work wald not geve hir lodging
1650 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 112.
That … nane of them presume … to geue any meat drink or lodging to any extranier beggar
1663 Lauderdale P. I. 200.
Ther insolensies hes bin great so as to reffyous the minester lodgieng
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 141.
[This bishop] kept noblemens children with him for table and lodging
1670–87 Sel. Biog. II. 359.
From her I had lodging and diet free

b. Attrib. in lodging-place, = sense 2 b.Late ME. and e.m.E. loggyng-, lodging-place. 1653 Lamont Diary 57.
They sould send ther names and ther lodging place to the court of gaird

2. An abode, dwelling, place of residence or accommodation. lit. and fig. 1590-1 Bruce Serm. 221.
In this life we have no permanent lodging nor certain remaining whereunto we may lean
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 341.
Lying in a killbarn, haveing no other lodging left him
c1650 Spalding II. 233.
On the bair fieldis scho restit insted of statelie lodginges cled with curious tapestrie

b. A more or less temporary residence or dwelling-place; esp. a hired or rented lodging in town for a temporary resident. Also plur. in sing. sense. 1558-66 Knox II. 321.
Bothwell and his war commanded, under pane of treassone, to keap thair lodgeingis
1594 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 58.
And siclyk that ye mak the auld prouestis lodgeing reddy for our awin ressait and remaning
1614 Bk. Islay 162.
I haue provydit your loidging for yow, gene you come heir
c1650 Spalding II. 233.
Thir sex rebellis schippis settis thair bred syde to hir [the Queen's] lodging
1677 Cunningham Diary 102.
To a boy for directing Matthew to our lodging, who came not in our boat

3. a. A house, hall or building. 1667 Lamont Diary 196.
By the fall of a keap stone or 2 of some lodging his head was bruised in to peices
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 105.
His sons wedding in the great hall of Tarnway, the nonsuch lodging of Scotland, for to this day that house hath no paralell within the kingdom
Ib. 201.
The back court … with severall leach lodgings, especiall the painted chamber called Shamerbrea

b. A storage-shed. c. A pit-head shelter. = Lodge n. 1 b, Luge n. 4 b.The 1611 quot. may, however, belong rather with 3 a. 1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 332.
For twa paire of bandes … to the eister lodging
1661 J. Gordon Descr. Aberd. 18.
Ther are some inshes within the harborie … upon which stand some corfe houses or lodgings belonging to the salmond fishers, for laying up ther salmond
1683 Fawside Coal Compt 227.
Wncost 8 December, … 3 karts coall to the lodgeing 03: 04: 0
1684 Ib. 120.
5 wicks wncost 26 Janry, … Item to the lodgeing tuo karts coalls 02: 11: 4

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