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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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Force used when pecking at objects in the environment also appeared to be affected throughout the animals' lifetime, with less force being used in trimmed birds.
Behaviour of birds at 12, 22 and 62 weeks of age presented with food or a red disc 12 weeks of age Variable Trim Control LSD Pecking at food % of birds pecking 50 30 -- No.