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Definition of Pecks
Peck Peck, n.
A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a
Peck Peck, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite
quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a
1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight
quarts; as, a peck of wheat. ``A peck of provender.'
2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. ``A peck of
uncertainties and doubts.' --Milton.
PeckPeck Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pecking.] [See Pick, v.]
1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a
bird pecks a tree.
2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with
a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc.,
with repeated quick movements.
3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak;
to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison.
This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak.
4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed
instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree. PeckPeck Peck, v. i.
1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed
2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
[The hen] went pecking by his side. --Dryden.
To peck at, to attack with petty and repeated blows; to
carp at; to nag; to tease.
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