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peck: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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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.
In timber, decay resulting from fungus in isolated spots.
1. a unit of dry measure equal to 8 quarts or one quarter of a bushel
2. a container used for measuring this quantity
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)