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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked p. pr. & vb. n. Pecking.]
 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.
    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.