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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.
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30pm: After last main course has gone, and all check-backs performed and received, I will nowadays, if I am at all peckish - which is usually the case - I will either order something to eat at 60 or order a take away form Host or the Quarter and head home.
Now all this talk of food's gone and made me peckish.
But it was Audrey II's transformation from peckish pot plant to shop-filling man-eater that really stole the show.
It's quite a sparsely-populated area and she might get peckish.
Feeling peckish, the bolshy bird wasted no time in helping itself to the contents in the middle of a road in Longbenton, Newcastle.
But when he told his assistants that he was feeling rather peckish, they rushed back into Liverpool to his favourite restaurant Sapporo Teppanyaki.
PECKISH prisoners are smuggling in takeaway food and booze by TRACTOR.
In fact, at one point Donna was so peckish she decided to nibble on her gold card.
However in this pose it appears that he was a bit peckish when the paper boy called
Peckish rail passengers can now buy a portion of chips while they wait at the platform, according to manufacturer McCain.
PECKISH pupils at a Nuneaton school are encouraging each other to join the "crunch bunch" and help get books for their school.