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tuf·fet

 (tŭf′ĭt)
n.
1. A clump or tuft of grass.
2. A low seat, such as a stool.

[Alteration of tuft.]

tuffet

(ˈtʌfɪt)
n
(Furniture) a small mound or low seat
[C16: alteration of tuft]

tuf•fet

(ˈtʌf ɪt)
n.
1. a low stool; footstool.
2. Dial. tuft.
[1550–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuffet - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated persontuffet - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
stool - a simple seat without a back or arms
Translations
fűcsomópuff

tuffet

n (old)kleiner Hügel, Buckel m
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Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet eating her creme brulee.
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A one-T buffet, food served hot, A two-T Buffett, worth a lot, But I'll bet you Miss Muffet's tuffet you never saw a three-T buffettt.
Whey Protein--Little Miss Muffet, sitting on her tuffet (a low seat--I looked it up) while eating her curds and whey did a wise thing.
all, it turns out, are international (american, australian and Jamaican respectively) variations on the rhyme about little Miss Muffet sitting on her tuffet and eating her curds and whey - which might not make a whole lot more sense but at least sounds familiar to an english adult ear.
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.
Its whorls of large bells in rusty oranges and vivid reds and yellows encircle stout yard–high stems, finished off with a tuffet of leaves reminiscent of a pineapple.
Its whorls of large bells in rusty oranges and vivid reds and yellows encircle stout yard-high stems which are finished off with a tuffet of leaves reminiscent of a pineapple.
Imagine Helena Bonham-Carter eating strawberries and cream on a sun-dappled tuffet while listening to Test Match Special and you're halfway to knowing just how gloriously English Glorious Goodwood can be.
Spider is trying to prove that she did not intentionally fall onto Miss Muffet's tuffet.
I'm lying stomach-down on my favorite cushion, my "tuffet", as Renee insists on calling it, even though I explained to her years ago that a tuffet is either a small stool or a tuft of grass.
The stool, Tuffet, 2009, is just as fragile, and three more works made of eggshells from the same year are equally incongruous: Fist and Point, a clenched fist and a faceted arrowhead, are aggressive tools that would shatter harmlessly if you used them as such; while Bather, though the title may conjure Cezanne, is immediately recognizable as a copy of the Venus of Willendorf, a Paleolithic limestone figure famous for its massive sense of weight despite its four-inch height.