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Hassock

A doss or footstool made of hesg (sedge or rushes).

“Hassocks should be gotten in the fens, and laid at the foot of the said bank ... where need required.” —Dugdale: Imbanking, p. 322.

“The knees and hassocks are well-nigh divorced.” Cowper.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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