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English Dictionary: hassock by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
hassock
n
  1. thick cushion used as a seat [syn: ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock]
  2. a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
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.
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