Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of thick clumps of coarse grass or sedge. See hassock, 1, and hassock-grass.
- Of the nature of the soft calcareous sandstone which separates the beds of Kentish ragstone in England.
“They were all sprawled, posed, lounging on low benches and some hummocky hassocky things which seemed to have grown up out of the floor.”
“People sat in unusual pews, and a wide margin of hassocky emptiness intervened between the ceremony and the walls.”
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