EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HASSOCK
She stole up quietly and knelt on the hassock beside his chair.
And when he was seated she dropped on the hassock at his feet and laid her cheek on his knees.
Freddie took his customary place on the hassock at her feet.
It was late in the afternoon; he sat on his hassock and watched Aunt Amanda sewing.
From his hassock in the center of the room he looked uneasily around.
I was beside her, sitting on a hassock, so that I could look out into the street.
“There is but a segment,” she said, sitting back upon the hassock again.
She slipped on to the hassock at his feet, resting her head on his leg.
She seized it like a hungry child, dropping on a hassock before the fire to enjoy it.
There was a hassock convenient, and he drew it up to sit at her feet.
Old English hassuc "clump of grass, coarse grass," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick cushion" is first recorded 1510s, with the likely connection being the perceived similarity of a kneeling cushion and a tuft of grass.