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Hassocks

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

East Sussex

Village 8 m. N of Brighton. Patrick Hamilton went to school at Dale House.

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Hassocks

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

a 19th-cent. settlement named from a field called Hassocks, from OE hassuc ‘clump of coarse grass’.

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CHURCH HASSOCK

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 33 words.

1932 C. IGGLESDEN Those Superstitions 230. You should never turn the hassock, even if you find it upside down, unless

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Hassocks

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

East Sussex

Village 8 m. N of Brighton. Patrick Hamilton went to school at Dale House.

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hassock

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 76 words.

• elegiac • Newark • Lubbock • Caradoc, haddock, paddock, shaddock • Marduk • piddock • Norfolk • Suffolk

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hassock

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 76 words.

• elegiac • Newark • Lubbock • Caradoc, haddock, paddock, shaddock • Marduk • piddock • Norfolk • Suffolk

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hassock

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

clump of matted vegetation OE.; cushion for kneeling or resting the feet on XVI. OE. hassuc, of unkn. orig.;

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Hassock

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 94 words.

Variants: Hasseck, Hassack

Current frequencies: GB 23, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 29 • Main GB location

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Hassocks

Daniel Hahn and Nicholas Robins.

in The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 17 words.

Village 8 m. N of Brighton. Patrick Hamilton went to school at Dale House.

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-ock

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 25 words.

suffix forming dims.; in OE. -oc, -uc, as in BULLOCK, HASSOCK, MATTOCK. The number was

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Hamilton, Patrick (17 March 1904)

Colin Chambers.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 128 words.

(b. Hassocks, Sussex, 17 March 1904; d. Worcester, 23 Sept. 1962)

Novelist and playwright. He

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