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hassock

[has-uh k] /ˈhæs ək/
noun
1.
a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
2.
ottoman (def 6).
3.
a rank tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass
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British Dictionary definitions for has-sock

hassock

/ˈhæsək/
noun
1.
a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church
2.
a thick clump of grass
Word Origin
Old English hassuc matted grass
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Word Origin and History for has-sock
hassock
O.E. hassuc "clump of grass, coarse grass," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick cushion" is first recorded 1516, with the likely connection being the perceived similarity of a kneeling cushion and a tuft of grass.
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