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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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Both the Victorian Cottage and Peck Homestead host activities and groups and are open for tours several days a week.
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Peck drives slowly along the one-way street flanked on both sides by three-storey pre-war terrace building.
But even if he's not "funny," Peck has a demeanor that renders him "simpatico," and he's always with a ready smile.
[[dagger]] Cantharellus minor Peck [[dagger], [double dagger]] Cantharellus tubaeformis Fr.
Previously, Peck was a principal at Boston Consulting Group.
DIRECTOR: Jody Lee Lipes WITH: Justin Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Albert Evans, Cameron Grant, Mark Stanley, Andrews Sills, Reid Bartelme, Harriet Jung, Marc Happel
Audiences and critics weren't disappointed: Three months after the first ballet, In Creases, premiered last summer during the company's summer season at Saratoga Springs, New Yorkers saw the first performances of Year of the Rabbit (scored by indie-folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens) at Lincoln Center, which revealed Peck to be a choreographer of remarkable gifts.
This book presents the screenplays of four early feature and documentary films by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck: Haitian Corner (1988); Lumumba; Death of a Prophet (1991); The Man by the Shore (1998); and Lumumba (2000).