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On Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:05:04 +0100
taliesin the storyteller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> haro /'hɑru/ n. standing bench, standing stool, a bench you lean your 
> butt down on instead of sit on. Is there a better word for that in
> English?

In a cathedral choir it's called a misericord. We have something similar
on the latest cars on the London Underground: padded projections on the
wall in the luggage or wheel-chair area, where you can prop yourself up
when it's not in use, and the official name is a perch seat.