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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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At 20 weeks the incidence of head shakes (p<0.05) and cage pecks (p<0.01) were both higher (p<0.05) in birds that were trimmed at hatch compared to the control birds (Table 1).
While there was no significant difference at 10 weeks in the total number of pecks between the control birds and the birds trimmed at hatch (p>0.05), the beak trimmed birds had significantly more cage pecks (p<0.05) and fewer head shakes (p<0.05; Table 1).
The number of pecks at the red cube, pecks at the feed hopper, toe pecks, pecks at the cage, pacing, attempts to escape from the cage, head shakes and preening bouts were subsequently calculated from 30 min of video records.
Feed was weighed into a hopper and pecks at the feed and billing of feed were monitored for 30 min via a video record.
Cardiges told Temple that Honda attorneys had interviewed him and asked him specifically about the Peck deal.
Temple told the FBI that Cardiges asked him to write a promissory note describing Cardiges' $162,500 kickback as a loan between Cardiges and Peck at an interest rate of 12.5 percent.
Temple told the FBI that in February 1991, Christian Walker, an American Honda employee, got copies of the two checks Peck had written to Cardiges and Temple.
Produced by Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck, Linda Saffire.
From the opening credits nimbly imitating those from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the touching and quietly triumphant finale in which Peck's daughter, Cecilia, gives birth to a healthy baby boy named after "Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.