Word of the day–Hassock

Hassock (has·sock)

noun

  1. a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling. It is distinguished from a stool by being completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible.
  2. a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church
  3. ottoman
  4. a rank tuft of coarse grass or sedge. A thick clump of grass

Origin:

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse matted grass. “Thick cushion” is first recorded 1516.

 

Link:

Tuffet/Hassock/Pouffe  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassock)

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