Meg's "Tomteen," the "hottle" of which she spoke so wrathfully—were in Sir Walter's mind when he wrote the novel.
Other names for the hospital loggerhead were flip-dog and hottle.
"The landleddy's just tottin' up the ledgers o' the hottle in her ain room," answered Mr. Bishopriggs.
Having once more vindicated "the hottle," she made the long-desired move to the door, and left the room.
I'll een receive it, if ye like, as a bit Memento o' the time when I was o' some sma' sairvice to ye at the hottle.
There's ane o' them has drawn bridle at the hottle, and he's speerin' after the leddy that cam' here alane.
"I'm thinking the letter will ha' lang eneugh to wait, if it waits till I gae back for it to the hottle," remarked Bishopriggs.
Aweel, ye ken the Sawbath disna' come doon to the loch—it just staps at the hottle!