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Peck (A)

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Some food. “To have a peck,” is to have something to eat.

Peckish. Hungry, or desirous of something to eat. Of course “peck” refers to fowls, etc., which peck their food.

“When shall I feel peckish again.”—Disraeli: Sybil, book vi. chap. iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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