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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cam’mock.
 
As crooked as a cammock. The cammock is a piece of timber bent for the knee of a ship; a hockey-stick; a shinny-club. (Anglo-Saxon.)   1
        “Though the cammock, the more it is bowed the better it is; yet the bow, the more it is bent the weaker it waxeth.”—Lily.
 


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