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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Peck \Peck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked (p[e^]kt); p. pr. &
vb. n. Pecking.] [See Pick, v.]
1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a
bird pecks a tree.
2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with
a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc.,
with repeated quick movements.
3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak;
to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison.
This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak.
4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed
instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
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