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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

ORLOGE, n. Also orlage, -lege, -lich. Sc. forms and usage of Eng. horologe, a clock. The dial-plate of a clock or sundial (Abd. 1773 Weekly Mag. (7 Jan.) 40, -lich; Sc. 1808 Jam.; Ayr. 1811 W. Aiton Agric. Ayr. 690). [′orlədʒ]wm.Sc. 1837 Laird of Logan (1854) 541:
You may bid the deil claw the clungest for at least ae turn o' the orloge.

[O.Sc. orlege, 1453.]

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