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Not that he ever did feel a bit peckish after the hearty snack, for his sandwich was pecked by the four young Seasons at home.
THE MYNNS' MYSTERYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Feelin' a little peckish, I went into a eatin' house to-day and encountered a young man with long black hair and slender frame.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ARTEMUS WARDCHARLES FARRAR BROWNE (AKA ARTEMUS WARD)
Peck is also an old word for provender, and we still speak of feeling peckish.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
We're not likely to be in time for table d'hte—not that I'm peckish.
It's making me deuced peckish, I know that—how about lunch, eh!
It has made me feel a bit peckish, a pull like that on an empty stomach; it must be close on twelve o'clock.
SPRING DAYSGEORGE MOORE
Well, now I'm off home, for its peckish work mowing on an empty belly, and the mother'll be looking out for me.
AUSTIN AND HIS FRIENDSFREDERIC H. BALFOUR
This sea air give; one the very deuce of an appetite; and I confess to feeling slightly peckish.
BOB STRONG'S HOLIDAYSJOHN CONROY HUTCHESON
They found that Johnson was not only peckish but curious, and thirsting for information as well as meat and drink.
It has been a tremendously long journey, and, as you may imagine, I am pretty peckish.
WITH THE ALLIES TO PEKINGEORGE ALFRED HENTY

WORDS RELATED TO PECKISH

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