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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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And the cinema has also opened a bar with hot food in the auditorium - so you don't have to travel far from your seat if you're feeling peckish.
Some Chinese meals leave the diner bloated, but feeling peckish soon after.
Shoppers, more than a little peckish after hours of retail therapy in some of the country's swankiest shops, are forsaking top-notch restaurants in favour of a down-to-earth burger bar.
This citrussy chardonnay stands up perfectly on its own but if you're peckish, try it with seafood like smoked salmon or crab pate.
.Either that, or she just stockpiles her lunch in case she gets peckish later.
The Big Cheese @ Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields, Caerphilly (today) TO paraphrase the classic Monty Python cheese shop sketch: Are you peckish? Come over all esurient?
THERE'S definitely a 'peckish order' in place at the Birmingham Mail.
DIDIER DROGBA, 31, was at Whisky Mist in London's Mayfair with team-mates MICHAEL ESSIEN, 26, and SALOMON KALOU, 23, when the trio felt peckish.
3pm: If I am off in the evening, I will stay on and work, but if not I will generally leave the team at 60 to finish off lunch service and if I am feeling peckish I pop over to see head chef Ashley at Host to join them for a quick staff lunch.
But it was Audrey II's transformation from peckish pot plant to shop-filling man-eater that really stole the show.
It's quite a sparsely-populated area and she might get peckish.
Feeling peckish, the bolshy bird wasted no time in helping itself to the contents in the middle of a road in Longbenton, Newcastle.