hammock
noun /ˈhæmək/
a) A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.

...the poore ſaylers, who...commonly get forthwith into their beds (or hamackoes) reſting their tyred bodies...

b) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines.

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