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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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The number of pecks and the force used when birds pecked at food was similar in all treatments at all ages.
However, the reduced number of pecks at a red disc by 12-week old beak trimmed birds may also be an indication of reduced activity.
Effects of beak trimming on feeding and pecking behaviour (number of behaviours shown during test) in layers at 10, 20 and 60 weeks of age 10 weeks of age Variable Trim Control LSD Feed pecks per g 138.
Sensitivity to pressure--force used to peck at food : Birds were deprived of food for 1-1.
Sensitivity to pressure-force used to peck at a red disc : Birds were placed in the test cage for three min, after they were deprived of food for 1-1.
Temple told the FBI that in February 1991, Christian Walker, an American Honda employee, got copies of the two checks Peck had written to Cardiges and Temple.
Temple told the FBI that Cardiges asked him to write a promissory note describing Cardiges' $162,500 kickback as a loan between Cardiges and Peck at an interest rate of 12.
Cardiges told Temple that Honda attorneys had interviewed him and asked him specifically about the Peck deal.
For years, Peck was well-known in central Arkansas because of his Cliff Peck Chevrolet dealership in Little Rock.