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for To peck at
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Peck \Peck\, v. i.
1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed
2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
[The hen] went pecking by his side. --Dryden.
To peck at,
(a) to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at;
to nag; to tease.
(a) to eat slowly and in small portions, with litle
interest; as, to peck at one's food.
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