Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SLUGGIE, n. Also sluggi. The opening or entrance passageway at the foot of a corn-kiln which creates the draught for the fire (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1970). Also in comb. kill-sluggie, id. (Id.).Sh. 1951 Sh. Folk Book II. 80:
In Dunrossness this is called “de Sluggi” but in the north parts of the islands it is known as “de Kiln-hogi”.
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