Peck at sentence example

peck at
  • gull chicks peck at a red spot on their parents's bill to induce their parents to regurgitate food.
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  • Drying her hands, she watches the bird peck at the cracks in the paving, seeking whatever it is that starlings seek.
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  • In the winter he had a fire by which at noon he warmed his coffee in a kettle; and as he sat on a log to eat his dinner the chickadees would sometimes come round and alight on his arm and peck at the potato in his fingers; and he said that he "liked to have the little fellers about him."
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