It normally consists of one or more cloth panels, or a woven network of twine or thin rope stretched with ropes between two firm anchor points such as trees or posts. Hammocks were developed by native inhabitants of the Caribbean , Central America , and South America for sleeping, as well as the English. Eventually, in the s, parents throughout North America used fabric hammocks to contain babies just learning to crawl. Today they are popular around the world for relaxation; they are also used as a lightweight bed on camping trips. The hammock is often seen as a symbol of summer , leisure , relaxation and simple, easy living. Samuel Johnson claimed that it was of Saxon origin,  but his etymology was soon debunked. Some 19th-century authors attributed the invention of the hammock to the Athenian politician Alcibiades d. The 11th-century Old English Hexateuch shows the biblical Joseph , promoted to the "second chariot " of the pharaoh that is second in command , in a simple type of vehicle, the body of which seems to be a cloth hammock. The hammock motif is repeated in the manuscript in a series of increasingly abstract miniatures , leaving it open to interpretation whether the artist had in mind a wheeled hammock litter or a rudimentary coach with a flexible suspension. The hammock reappears in unequivocal form in another medieval English source, the Luttrell Psalter dated to c.
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I said goodnight, retreated, and slumped into my hammock , the rain slapping the tarp over me. Curled up on the hammock , surrounded by their kids and puppies, it really looked like love. Then he got fever, and had to be carried in a hammock slung under a pole. I will hang the hammock there, and I will take care that nobody else shall know where it is. A few minutes later the occupant of the other hammock lifted his head and listened. Fell out of my hammock last night and momentarily interrupted the snoring contest holding sway. The hammock began to sway, and Uncle William's big head rocked softly in time to it.
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