What does the word hemlock mean?

Usage examples for hemlock

  1. The dry portions of the mine are selected, and flat beds are made upon the bottom rock, with the use of hemlock boards, making the beds usually 16 feet long by 4 feet wide, the boards being 10 inches wide. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  2. So the hemlock, as you call it, is beginning to affect you at last? – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  3. The fire was a little way from the table, with the carpet of hemlock boughs between. – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott