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Log(e)ing, Login, vbl. n. and n. Also: logyn(g, -eng. [ME. (a 1300) and e.m.E. loging, -ynge, etc., loigginge (c 1450), logging, -yng (14th c.), etc., f. Loge v. Cf. Lodging and Lug(e)in(g.]

1. a. To mak logyng, to make camp, to encamp. 1375 Barb. iv. 494 (E).
Schyr, her I saw the men That yhe sper eftir mak logyng

b. concr. A military camp or camping-place. 1375 Barb. ii. 282.
Thai that duellis at the logyng, Sen thai come owt off trawelling, Sall in schort tyme wnarmyt be
Ib. vi. 1 (E).
The King is went till his logyng
1531 Bell. Boece II. 478.
The Perse … sufferit his army to skaill to thair loginnis for the nicht
1533 Boece xvi. viii. 623 b.

2. A hired or rented dwelling in a town for a temporary resident; chiefly, a nobleman's town-residence in contradistinction to his country seat.(1) 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 307.
That samyn nycht, the King was in my Lord of Abirdenis logeing
1546 Ib. IX. 49; 1548 Ib. 272, 1549 Ib. 348.
To the landis [pr. landit] laird of my lorde governoures logeing for ane half ȝeris maill, … xx li.
1546–7 Corr. M. Lorraine 174.
We spak … with the erle of Hertfurde in his logyn [in London]
1566–7 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 228.
Jhone Westoun, thesaurar, to caus tak away the hevyn wark of the bak dure at the prouestis logeing
c1610 Melville Mem. 407.
Baith the parties being com stark to the court, wer commandit to keip ther logins, for eschewing of comber
1693 Annandale Corr. 316.
For the … Counttes of Anandeall, att hir logeng
(2) 15.. Crawford Mun. Invent. II. 1.
[He] hed preparit for ws befoir our cuminge to Parys ane logynge quhairin we have two chalmeris … and other eismentis at will

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