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peck

An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of dry volume; the imperial (UK) peck corresponds to 9.092 litres, while the US peck corresponds to 8.809 litres.
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"However, the BHA carries out veterinary checks as a matter of routine on many horses and we will ensure that Peak Seasons and Feeling Peckish are given a full check-up ahead of taking part in any race to make sure they are fit, healthy and ready to run."
Star performance Michael Chapman, for finally being rewarded with a win from Feeling Peckish after 78 previous attempts on the Flat and over jumps Quote of the day "Every racecourse we go to his owner John Reed always says, 'I'm feeling peckish', hence the name" - Chapman again after the gelding's success Results and analysis, page 86
Peanuts and black sunflower seeds are both high in oils and proteins and are therefore tops in terms of peckish snacks.
Lord Sugar gets peckish as he summons the teams and tells them to develop a tasty ready meal.
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
LOOTING SEAGULL: Despite the all gloom and doom social-breakdown of last week's riots, at least the mobile phone footage of a peckish seagull wandering into a London shop, pinching a packet of crisps and running out again with it in its beak cheered us up.
IF you're feeling a bit peckish then how about a free lunch?
The kangaroos are feeling bouncy, the echidnas are being prickly, the emus are feeling peckish and possums are just hanging around.
Feeling a bit peckish they're so easy to eat, Covered in custard, a favourite treat.
PECKISH tot James Waggett, above, dipped his tiny hand into Prince Charles' glass to help himself to a chunk of apple.
ALICANTE - another great Spanish destination - if you get peckish, tuck into the popular Andalucan dish arroz a banda - similar to paella.
PECKISH racegoers are advised to get to Exeter racecourse early next Wednesday when the first 500 racecards sold will come with a free packet of crisps, writes Melissa Jones.