Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
LOGAN, n., v. Also loggin(s). [′lɔgən]
I. n. A collection of small articles of the same kind, as coins, marbles, etc.: esp. when these were scattered for children to scramble for (Abd. 1825 Jam., Abd. 1900).
Abd. 1889 Bon-Accord (13 July) 8:
Yon wis a rare loggin' o, maiks in the kirk th' day.
II. v. To scatter coins as at a wedding, or a collection of marbles, as when a boy has grown too old to play with them (Abd. 1825 Jam., Abd.111910).
When a boy had finished his marble days, he would throw his whole collection out of a top window of his house to his chums below. This was “logginsin his bools”. Abd. 1902 E.D.D. s.v. Habeek-a-ha:
This [scramble] used to be called a “logan”. The master pitched in succession each forfeited “bool” among the scholars out of doors.
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