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  • n. Plural form of hassock.


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  • The furniture was starkly modern, but the den beyond it was equipped with a roomy leather sofa and matching chairs with hassocks.

    I’ll Walk Alone

  • He came all the way into the room and poised near one of the built-in, or grown-on mushroom hassocks.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • They had mats and hassocks, shoes, cloaks, and hammocks, all woven from the same peculiar blue-green reeds.

    Renegade's Magic

  • It is a place wonderfully populous in children; English children, with governesses reading novels as they walk down the shady lanes of trees, or nursemaids interchanging gossip on the seats; French children with their smiling bonnes in snow-white caps, and themselves — if little boys — in straw head-gear like bee-hives, work-baskets and church hassocks.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • And now, the mice, who have been busier with the prayer – books than their proper owners, and with the hassocks, more worn by their little teeth than by human knees, hide their bright eyes in their holes, and gather close together in affright at the resounding clashing of the church – door.

    Dombey and Son

  • Sir George (who always stood during prayers, like a military man) fairly sank down among the hassocks, and Lady Gorgon was heard to sob as audibly as ever did little beadle-belaboured urchin.

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy

  • He was so indolent, that after glancing at the hassocks and the pew, he was already half – way off to sleep again, when it occurred to him that there really were voices in the church; low voices, talking earnestly hard by; while the echoes seemed to mutter responses.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Unbolting the door of the high pew of state, he glided in and shut it after him; then sitting in his usual place, and stretching out his legs upon the hassocks, he composed himself to listen to the music.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • What an odor of musk and bergamot exhales from the pew! — how it is wadded, and stuffed, and spangled over with brass nails! what hassocks are there for those who are not too fat to kneel! what a flustering and flapping of gilt prayer-books; and what a pious whirring of bible leaves one hears all over the church, as the doctor blandly gives out the text!

    George Cruikshank

  • The church seats at Yoxham were broad, with soft cushions, and the hassocks were well stuffed.

    Lady Anna


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