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.