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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
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Noun

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Singular
peck

Plural
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  1. One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
    They picked a peck of wheat.
  2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
    She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.
  3. A short kiss.
    I greeted him with a quick peck on the cheek.

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Verb

Infinitive
to peck

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to peck (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.
    The birds pecked at their food.
  2. To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
    He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.
  3. (archaic) To type.

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