hassock


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has·sock

 (hăs′ək)
n.
1. A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
2. A dense clump of grass.

[Middle English hassok, clump of grass, from Old English hassuc.]

hassock

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

has•sock

(ˈhæs ək)

n.
1. a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.
3. a thick tuft of coarse grass or sedge, as in a bog.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hassuc coarse grass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hassock - thick cushion used as a seat
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
2.hassock - a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
Translations
fűcsomólábpárnapufftérdeplőtérdpárna

hassock

[ˈhæsək] N (Rel) → cojín m

hassock

[ˈhæsək] ncoussin m d'agenouilloir

hassock

nBetkissen nt, → Kniekissen nt

hassock

[ˈhæsək] n (kneeler) → cuscino (di inginocchiatoio)
References in classic literature ?
I quickened our step; I wanted to get there before the question between us opened up much further; I reflected hungrily that, for more than an hour, he would have to be silent; and I thought with envy of the comparative dusk of the pew and of the almost spiritual help of the hassock on which I might bend my knees.
At the Litany George had trouble with an unstable hassock, and drew the slip of carpet under the pewseat.
Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed them in her most maternal tone.
She found him sitting in a heap on the hassock, and crying bitterly.
CALL IT AN OTTOMAN, POUF, HASSOCK, FOOTSTOOL or even tuffet, the concept is the same--an upholstered, backless, usually round piece of occasional furniture that you can use for extra seating, a cocktail table or to rest your feet on.
As construction workers maneuvered bulldozers and spread sand to restore the degrading marsh island of Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay, New York, their work was being closely observed by an area resident--a harbor seal.
In her present mood, she did not feel like kneeling, but since there was no seat, only a hassock, she had to kneel anyway.
She had her legs comfortably stretched out across the old hassock and her bifocals slid down her nose.
Her rear, for example, mounded like the graceful back of a Queen Anne's sofa, the meat of her arms like the tasseled fringe of a hassock and her plump feet like little pitchers, one for cream, one with a silver spoon for scooping out the sugar.
They accused Abbeyfield bosses, which lists its mission as "to enhance the quality of life for older people", of deliberately whittling down numbers of residents so they could sell the home - a charge denied by the company The family has been in talks with lawyer Yvonne Hassock and businessman Trevor Beattie, both of whom last year fought unsuccessfully to keep a Wolverhampton Council-run care home open so 106-year-old resident Louisa Watts could remain there.
Keep your sore foot or other limb up on a hassock or put a pillow under it in bed.
John had given a few things to his elder daughter, Bonnie, who lived with her husband and baby in New Jersey, but they were inconsequential--a Moroccan hassock, a few palm-sized netsukes and a terra cotta wall fountain whose absence left its ghostly outline on the wall, a few shades lighter than the paint.