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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.
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 pupils at a Nuneaton school are encouraging each other to join the "crunch bunch" and help get books for their school.
THE winner of last week's PS200 Xword is Mrs Doris Gilbert of Peterhead YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Peckish 9 Mined 10 Inner 11 Rooster 12 Her 13 Spectres 16 Not at all 17 Aga 19 Pompeii 21 Cuppa 22 Adieu 23 Has-been DOWN: 1 Upright 2 Scenario 3 Pier 4 Immortal 5 Knit 6 Adore 8 Horseradish 13 Stake-out 14 Examples 15 Lasagne 18 Spray 20 Maid 21 Cast QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Defenceless 8 Tax 9 Cos 11 At a loss 12 Coast 13 Sam 14 Moo 15 Fireman 17 Yes 19 Oral 21 Tyne 23 Spry 25 Soya 27 Eat 29 Patriot 31 Ash 34 Foe 36 Slant 37 Surname 38 Hut 39 Wit 40 Refreshment DOWN: 1 Data 2 Exam 3 Erosion 4 Casket 5 Lycra 6 Scam 7 So-so 8 Tasty 10 Stool 16 Nor 18 Sty 20 Rye 22 Yap 24 Program 25 Smash 26 Crisis 28 Tweet 30 Alter 32 Slur 33 Hate 34 Fawn 35 Omit
Now all this talk of food's gone and made me peckish.
And if you're peckish between meals then what about a piping hot sausage from one of the city's sausage wagon stalls?
PECKISH prisoners are smuggling in takeaway food and booze by TRACTOR.
If you're feeling particularly peckish then why not try the full monty, the Mega Breakfast Sub which includes sausage, bacon, egg and cheese.
They have 24DJs over 12 hours plus a barbecue if you get peckish.
For the Nationwide Conference North boys must have felt a little peckish on their way to Farsley Celtic on Easter Monday and decided to drop in at the McDonald's at Silverlink in Wallsend.
However in this pose it appears that he was a bit peckish when the paper boy called