Peck

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PECK. A measure of capacity, equal to two gallons. Vide Measure.

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It was she whom I had heard pecking at a piece of bark; it was she, keeping better watch than any human being, who thus announced my arrival with her wearisome refrain.
I've been longing for some good, honest pecking this half-hour.
Sea fowls are pecking at the small crabs, shell-fish, and other sea candies and maccaroni, which the Right Whale sometimes carries on his pestilent back.