from The 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.
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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.