Sentence Examples


  • Reaching her hand into the next nest box, a hen pecked it hard.
  • For polished stonework the material was pecked by blows, ground with other stones, and smoothed with fine material.
  • They were so familiar that at length one alighted on an armful of wood which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear.
  • In many cases it appears that only the brilliantly coloured tentacle is pecked off by the bird, and as the snail can easily regenerate a new one, this in turn becomes infected by a fresh branch of the sporocyst ramifying through the snail and thus a new supply of larvae is speedily provided (Heckert).
  • They stood and looked in my eye or pecked at my shoe significantly.