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.
  • At one time he painted the picture of some fruit which was so real that the birds flew down and pecked at it.
  • The horses were eating oats from their movable troughs and sparrows flew down and pecked the grains that fell.
  • 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).