1. a dry measure of 8 quarts; the fourth part of a bushel, equal to 537.6 cubic inches (8.81 litres).
2. a container for measuring this quantity. Abbreviation: pk, pk.
3. a considerable quantity
–verb (used with object)
1. to strike or indent with the beak, as a bird does, or with some pointed instrument, especially with quick, repeated movements.
2. to make (a hole, puncture, etc.) by such strokes; pierce.
3. to take (food) bit by bit, with or as with the beak.
–verb (used without object)
4. to make strokes with the beak or a pointed instrument.
5. a quick stroke, as in pecking.
6. a hole or mark made by or as by pecking.
7. a quick, almost impersonal kiss.
8. (in timber) incipient decay from fungi, occurring in isolated spots.
9. pecks. Also, peckings. Slang . food.
He’d peck a peck
A whole world even
If you’d let him
One grain at a time.
In the mean time
He’ll wake you up
Its pecking call
Eat or be eaten
Is his anguished credo
Reality is elsewhere:
Eat, therefore be eaten.
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