hammock hammock  /ˈhæ mək/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small natural hill
  2. (n) a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Like a vacationer stretched out in a hammock, the economy took its ease while the experts debated the future.
  2. The dictator, now shaven, rolled upright in the hammock and dangled his legs like a man astride a horse.
  3. In more romantic Russian pieces, the strings can act as a swaying hammock between the spikes of the percussion and the brass.

News

  1. Jacksonville native accepted as astronaut trainee

    Christina Hammock is one of eight people accepted by N.A.S.A. into the astronaut trainee program. Over 6,000 people applied.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: News Channel 12 New Bern

  2. NC astronaut ready to soar

    Talk about an overachiever. N.C. State alum Christina Hammock of Jacksonville is headed to NASA’s astronaut corps. It’s a monumental achievement.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  3. I Will Never Understand You, Mr. Banana Hammock Mechanic

    Dear near-naked banana hammock mechanic, I will never understand why you take and angle grinder and, in a shower of sparks over your bare body, remove the back end of this car's exhaust pipe. Why would you just take off the end of a car's exhaust? How did you get your hair to look so cool? Perhaps more importantly, why are you not wearing any clothes? (Hat tip to Tiny Toy Viper !)
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

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Quotes

  1. Betancourt told France 2 that she fell ill with "a series of problems ...... I couldn't nourish myself, I lost weight as you saw, I lost the capacity to move, I was prostrated in my hammock, I had trouble drinking."
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Ingrid Betancourt Source: Toronto Star

  2. According to People, Kerr once said, "My ideal situation would be to live on a farm in a solar-powered house with a hammock and a vegetable patch. When this is all over, that's where I'll be. I've always wanted kids, so someday, eventually, yes, it...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Miranda Kerr Source: Salon

  3. "I'm in temporary retirement," Barber said. "I'm not sitting on a hammock for the rest of my life."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Tiki Barber Source: SportingNews.com

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