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

  Hammock \Ham"mock\ (h[a^]m"m[o^]k), n. [A word of Indian origin:
     cf. Sp. hamaca. Columbus, in the Narrative of his first
     voyage, says: "A great many Indians in canoes came to the
     ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and
     hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep."]
     1. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas
        about six feet long and three feet wide, suspended by
        clews or cords at the ends.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with
        bushes and vines. Used also adjectively; as, hammock land.
        [Southern U. S.] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Hammock nettings (Naut.), formerly, nets for stowing
        hammocks; now, more often, wooden boxes or a trough on the
        rail, used for that purpose. Hamose

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hammock
      n 1: a small natural hill [syn: knoll, mound, hillock,
           hummock, hammock]
      2: a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended
         between two trees); swings easily [syn: hammock, sack]

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