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hassock


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hassock  \Has"sock\,  n.  [Scot.  hassock,  hassik  a  besom,  anything 
  bushy,  a  large  round  turf  used  as  a  seat,  OE  hassok  sedgy 
  ground,  W.  hesgog  sedgy,  hesg  sedge,  rushes;  cf  Ir  seisg, 
  and  E.  sedge.] 
  1.  A  rank  tuft  of  bog  grass;  a  tussock.  --Forby. 
 
  2.  A  small  stuffed  cushion  or  footstool,  for  kneeling  on  in 
  church,  or  for  home  use 
 
  And  knees  and  hassocks  are  well  nigh  divorced. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hassock 
  n  1:  thick  cushion  used  as  a  seat  [syn:  {ottoman},  {pouf},  {pouffe}] 
  2:  a  cushion  for  kneeling  on  (as  when  praying  in  church) 




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