Hassock

Has"sock

(hs"sk), 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.
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2. A small stuffed cushion or footstool, for kneeling on in church, or for home use.
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And knees and hassocks are well nigh divorced.
Cowper.
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