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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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peck

[pek]
(mechanics)
Abbreviated pk.
A unit of volume used in the United States for measurement of solid substances, equal to 8 dry quarts, or ¼ bushel, or 537.605 cubic inches, or 0.00880976754172 cubic meter.
A unit of volume used in the United Kingdom for measurement of solid and liquid substances, although usually the former, equal to 2 gallons, or 0.00909218 cubic meter.

peck

In timber, decay resulting from fungus in isolated spots.

peck

1. a unit of dry measure equal to 8 quarts or one quarter of a bushel
2. a container used for measuring this quantity

Peck

Gregory. 1916--2003, US film actor; his films include Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Gunfighter (1950), The Big Country (1958), To Kill a Mockingbird (1963), The Omen (1976), and Other People's Money (1991)
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After showing steady improvement throughout the 1920 season, Peck was one of five new recruits invited to join the 1921 Orioles for spring training in Goldsboro, N.
Sensitivity to pressure-force used to peck at food : The number of birds pecking at food in this test ranged from 30% in 12-week old non-trimmed birds to 70% in 22-week old non-trimmed birds (Table 3).
Peck experienced some success at Exeter but suffered under the enormous pressures of its harsh environment.
Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of Cape Fear cast Peck and Robert Mitchum in a reversal of the good and evil types they played in the 1962 original.
Just this month, the part of Finch brought Peck the American Film Institute's award as the greatest film hero of all time.
Peck married his first wife, Greta, in 1942 and they had three sons, Jonathan, Stephen and Carey.
Nominated for Academy Awards four times early in his career, Peck finally won the best-actor honour with his fifth and final nomination for To Kill a Mockingbird.
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