peck at


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eat like a bird

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Sensitivity to pressure--force used to peck at food : Birds were deprived of food for 1-1.5 h prior to testing.
Sensitivity to pressure-force used to peck at a red disc : Birds were placed in the test cage for three min, after they were deprived of food for 1-1.5 h.
Galef, also at McMaster, used a confrontation in which males peck at each other through a clear partition.
It's almost a wink, letting us in on the fact that Li'l Bit's homosexuality has nothing to do with Uncle Peck at all; it's who she was originally and who she will later become.
Temple told the FBI that Cardiges asked him to write a promissory note describing Cardiges' $162,500 kickback as a loan between Cardiges and Peck at an interest rate of 12.5 percent.