What is peck?

  • (verb): Bother persistently with trivial complaints.
    Synonyms: nag, hen-peck
    See also — Additional definitions below


A peck is an imperial and United States customary unit of dry volume, equivalent to 2 gallons or 8 dry quarts or 16 dry pints. Two pecks make a kenning (obsolete), and four pecks make a bushel.

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Clara Elsene Peck
... Clara Elsene Peck (April 18, 1883 – February 1968) was an American illustrator and painter known for her illustrations of women and children in the ... Peck received her arts education from the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and was employed as a magazine illustrator from 1906-1940 ... Peck's body of work encompasses a wide range, from popular women's magazines and children's books, works of fiction, commercial art for products like Ivory soap, and comic books and watercolor painting later in her ...
Peck, Kansas - History - 19th Century
... Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Peck to Caldwell ...
Clara Elsene Peck - Early Life
... Clara Elsene Peck was born in Allegan, Michigan on April 18, 1883 ... Peck spent her youth in St ... Reminiscing about her early years, Peck said "With me the desire to become an artist has been strong since childhood ...

More definitions of "peck":

  • (verb): Kiss lightly.
    Synonyms: smack
  • (verb): Eat by pecking at, like a bird.
    Synonyms: pick up
  • (verb): Hit lightly with a picking motion.
    Synonyms: pick, beak
  • (noun): A United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches.
  • (noun): A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons.

Famous quotes containing the word peck:

    And there is nothing in the eye,
    Shut shutter of the mineral man
    Who takes the fatherless dark to bed,
    The acid sky to the brain-pan;
    And calls the crows to peck his head.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Big chickens do not peck at small grains.
    Chinese proverb.

    Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing.
    —Annie Smith Peck (1850–1935)