Peck

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Peck

An obsolete Scottish unit of dry volume. For beans, grass seed, peas, rye, salt, and wheat, one peck was approximately equivalent to 9.072 liters. For barley, malt, and oats, however, it was approximately equivalent to 13.229 liters.
References in classic literature ?
and perched on the head of the second horse, and pecked at him too.
The number of pecks and the force used when birds pecked at food was similar in all treatments at all ages.