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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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Either that, or she just stockpiles her lunch in case she gets peckish later.
Usually, by the time I get to the end of episode two, I'm so hungry I could eat a farmer's backside through a straw chair - but strangely, thanks to Nige, I wasn't feeling as peckish as usual.
And if you're peckish between meals then what about a piping hot sausage from one of the city's sausage wagon stalls?
THE next time you're feeling peckish and fancy a burger, you just may have second thoughts, especially if you'd seen the article and accompanying video about a Burger King employee who took a bath in his restaurant sink.
If you're feeling particularly peckish then why not try the full monty, the Mega Breakfast Sub which includes sausage, bacon, egg and cheese.
They have 24DJs over 12 hours plus a barbecue if you get peckish.
For the Nationwide Conference North boys must have felt a little peckish on their way to Farsley Celtic on Easter Monday and decided to drop in at the McDonald's at Silverlink in Wallsend.
I rigidly stick to a funny diet and I'm not allowed wheat or chocolate, soI always have food,like oat bars,apples and bananas in my bag, ready to munch when I get peckish.
Although, if the owners are feeling peckish, I should point out there's also a people's menu
The pair's plan is to turn the truck into a mobile fast-food unit before hitting the festivals to feed peckish punters.
A PECKISH thief stole a box of cereal during a raid on a detached home in Tamworth.
If you're peckish and likely to reach for a packet of crisps, try changing to a packet of Tortilla chips ( they contain ground corn.