Peck

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Pecking at star-dust," Martin took up the strain warmly; "at the meteoric flight of the master-men.
Miss Watson she kept pecking at me, and it got tiresome and lonesome.
In commercial turkey farming, an inverse relationship between the age and activities such as walking, laying, feeding, foraging, drinking, preening and pecking at walls has been observed (Martrenchar et al., 1999; Hocking et al., 1999; Busayi et al., 2006).