Suppose you sit on that tuffet and eat it while I walk the baby about.
Miss Muffet fairly jumped off her tuffet, for she had never had a party in her life.
I sat on a tuffet, eating some curds and whey; but there came a big spider, and I was frightened away.
They assure me that the most complete and satisfactory definition is,—a tuffet is the kind of thing that Miss Muffet sat on.
Yes, it's called a tuffet because that's where people sit to eat curds and whey.
"Let's change the subject, Miss," said the spider, moving toward the further side of the tuffet.
So little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey, just as she ought to have done.
So she got the tuffet for little Miss Muffet; a tuffet being a sort of baby footstool.
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating of curds and whey.
And after they had gone for many miles, they came across Little Miss Muffet who sat on a tuffet.
1550s, "little tuft," from Old French touffel (with exchange of diminutive suffix -et for French -el), diminutive of touffe (see tuft). Obsolete except in the nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet" (1843), where it has been felt to mean "hassock, footstool."
LITTLE Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
And made of her knees such display
That the old fashioned spider,
Embarrassed beside her,
Was actually frightened away!
[Life Oct. 1, 1927]