"rower's bench," 1620s, alteration of thoft, from Old English þofte, from Proto-Germanic *thufto- (cf. Dutch doft, German ducht), from PIE *tupta-, from root *tup- "to squat."
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I thaught that was riserved for those that is not regglar attenders at church or made faces at goveness.Mr Punch's Animal Land
E. T. Reed