Tuffet

(A). A small tuft or clump. Strange that this word, so universally known, has never been introduced into our dictionaries, to the best of my knowledge.

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey ...

Nursery Rhymes.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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