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.
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.
They stood and looked in my eye or pecked at my shoe significantly.
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).
The horses were eating oats from their movable troughs and sparrows flew down and pecked the grains that fell.
The dressed stones for great buildings were pecked out of the ledges, and broken off with levers in pieces much too large for their needs.
They squawked and pecked at each other as she broke a trail from the tire to the coop.