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 for Cargo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cargo \Car"go\, n.; pl. Cargoes. [Sp. cargo, carga, burden,
     load, from cargar to load, from cargar to load, charge, See
     The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods,
     merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat;
     load; freight.
     [1913 Webster]
           Cargoes of food or clothing.             --E. Everett.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods
           only, and not to live animals or persons. --Burill.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading,
           freight, load, loading, payload, shipment,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cargo":
     baggage, bale, burden, burdening, burthen, carload, cartload,
     charge, charging, consignment, cross, cumber, cumbrance,
     deadweight, difficulty, disadvantage, drag, duty, embarrassment,
     encumbrance, freight, freightage, goods, hamper, handicap, haul,
     impediment, impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, incubus,
     incumbency, lading, load, loading, luggage, lumber, merchandise,
     millstone, onus, oppression, overload, overtaxing, overweighting,
     pack, payload, penalty, pressure, saddling, shipload, shipment,
     superincumbency, surcharge, task, tax, taxing, trailerload,
     trainload, trouble, truckload, vanload, weight, white elephant

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CARGO, mar. law. The entire load of a ship or other vessel. Abb. on Sh. 
  Index, h.t.; 1 Dall. 197; Merl. Rep. h.t.; 2 Gill & John. 136. This term 
  is usually applied to goods only, and does not include human beings. 1 
  Phill. Ins. 185; 4 Pick. 429. But in a more extensive and less technical 
  sense, it includes persons; thus we say a cargo of emigrants. See 7 Mann. 
  Gr. 729, 744. 

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