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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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There was outrage on social media when Chapman sent Peak Seasons and Feeling Peckish to the York Horses Sale, although the trainer explained it was a financial dispute with the owner that necessitated that situation, and he bought them back for PS750 and PS520, saying there was "never any question of letting them go".
If all the action makes you a bit peckish, we'll perk you up again with strawberries and raspberries, courtesy of Scotty Brand.
Cut out the junk snacks and replace with seeds, nuts and fruit and only eat when peckish.
A PECKISH thief swiped a packed lunch from a vehicle and was tracked down by a police dog when he was found tucking into its contents.
London, September 4 ( ANI ): A woman had her precious diamond earring accidentally swallowed by her pet Peckish cockerel, which was perched on her shoulder, and will now have to wait until the death of the bird, to retrieve her jewellery item which is worth 300 pounds.
NEWCASTLE UNITED HAVE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE SURE PECKISH FANS DON'T MISS A SECOND OF THE ACTION ON MATCH DAYS ?
I knowI''d be really peckish for walking ever so brisk So then I''d end up munching on a family bag of crisps So I''ll reach for the salad bowl, I know I''ll have to try it But after I''ve had my toffee pud tomorrow I start my diet !
Feeling peckish? Combining a bar What's worth seeing?
Even a near undetectable twitch is more than enough for a peckish arachnid.
How long before takeaway menus drop all that old-fashioned address and phone number stuff to make way for more alien codes and techno-babble, and I am left weeping, confused, and peckish? The thrice-daily rattle of my letterbox used to signal another walk to the recycling bin.
Peckish Pelicans: These tagalongs are eager to embark on the day's voyage; Marshall, Calif.
Around about eleven, you're feeling peckish so you have a coffee and a biscuit or two.