What does the word hassock mean?

Usage examples for hassock

  1. Cui Ai at once came to centre of wide half circle, and after making little bow, take seat on low hassock, Miss Sterling whisper to Dr. Ewing, " She look like fire- witch with the great flames framing her black head, and those long braids sweeping out over the floor." – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  2. Betty had mounted on the hassock to have a full view of the singer long ago, and was now trying in vain to restrain the pent- up feelings of her sensitive little soul. – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  3. The hassock slipped, and I fell into the next pew. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie