has-sock

hassock

[has-uhk]
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:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass

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hassock (ˈhæsək)
 
n
1.  a firm upholstered cushion used for kneeling on, esp in church
2.  a thick clump of grass
 
[Old English hassuc matted grass]

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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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