- I got quite used to tiny black Tussock birds pecking matter-of-factly at my shoes.
- Mrs Wheeler said she thought the noise made by the burglars was the bad weather or birds pecking on the roof.
- At first it was thought Pebbles had been pecked by a bird or had been fighting with another cat.
- Apparently the crow pecks a small hole in the toad to get at the liver.
- A bird with a penchant for 17 th-century Dutch art has paid the ultimate price for flying into a museum gallery and pecking a hole in a masterpiece.
- He's a prissy fellow, and he takes about 10 or 15 seconds just to peck a hole that is large enough to pull one of the kernels through.
- I was determined not to spend the rest of my life as ‘Fatty the gargantuan’ and so I just pecked at my food, ignoring my rebellious stomach, which was screaming for food like an overweight baby.
- These dishes were small and neatly packaged, and before long, I found myself pecking at my food in an appraising, sensitive way, and nibbling in tiny little bites.
- She made a pretence of pecking at her food, then excused herself and retreated to her rooms.
- Ashton pulled back from our hot kiss and pecked me once for good measure.
- I smiled back and pecked him lightly on the cheek.
- He pecked her lightly on the lips before heading toward the door.
- This allowed them to input small amounts of text data quickly without having to peck at a tiny keyboard with their fingers.
- Four middle-aged guys, dressed business-casual, are sitting at a long desk in an off-white room, sifting through files and pecking at laptops.
- Trading is now done rather demurely, by pecking at a keyboard.
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- Nestlings use this beak hook in lunging pecks and bites to the backs and heads of their siblings that result in scratches, bruises, and skin lesions.
- Patience finally paid off as one hopped slowly, slowly towards me and I felt the peck of a tiny beak in my hand.
- The mother bird started to peck at me, but I dodged all the pecks and hit her beak with my mace.
- Lola dotes on him hand and foot, trying to rekindle his emotions, but earns only a perfunctory peck on the cheek at best.
- He gave her a light peck on the cheek and then returned to his own room.
- He was changing a light bulb and she gave him a peck on the cheek, and he was in shock.
late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with Middle Low German pekken 'peck (with the beak)'.
- I have a distinct distrust of any man who smells of soap and believe we all have to eat a peck of dirt before we die, but there are limits.
- As my old Mum used to say, ‘You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die’.
- We all have to eat a peck of dirt, the saying goes, but some of us enjoy it more than others.
Middle English (used especially as a measure of oats for horses): from Anglo-Norman French pek, of unknown origin.
- However, Chilling Place pecked on landing and weakened into third, giving the Grade One race to 3-1 shot Marcel, who kept on to hold It's Just Harry by two lengths.
variant of obsolete pick 'fix (something pointed) in the ground'.