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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 recipes were filling so I didn't feel peckish, and the exercises were pretty quick.
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.
FIRE chiefs today dished out a desperate plea to tired or drunk people who feel peckish.
The billboard offered peckish people a sweet snack and chance to win tickets to shows and concerts.
That evening I left an Eccles cake and a saucer of milk out for our peckish foxy friend.
and that famous bum gets peckish From the front Kelly looks chic.
And if any owners feel peckish, they'll be able to order snacks from a special "people's menu".
Peckish Lady Vic was out celebrating her 30th birthday and couldn't resist nibbling delicious Sarah's ear.
There were stories of allegorical aquarium systems and of peckish ambulance drivers deliberately knocking over pizza delivery boys.
Feeling peckish, they went into a teas hop for a snack.
And no wonder they were a bit peckish after doing swimwear pics at the Culloden Hotel and a fashion shoot at The Outlet outside Banbridge over the weekend.