AskDefine | Define hassle

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1 an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" [syn: fuss, trouble, bother]
2 disorderly fighting [syn: scuffle, tussle, dogfingt, rough-and-tumble] v : annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers" [syn: harass, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke]

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  • /ˈhæsl/, /"h

Extensive Definition

Hassle () is a location in Närke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936.
It comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste a cordoni, two small hooks of bronze and twelve large circular bronze plates with fittings of iron. All of the items were imported.
The cauldron belongs to a special kind of cultic cauldrons usually found in Italy and Greece, while the buckets are of a kind found in southern and central Europe.

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