Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Decayed in such a manner that holes or pockets are formed: applied especially by lumbermen to cypress timber affected in this manner, and also to a similar decay of cedar (Libocedrus) and other timber. The specific fungus which produces the decay in most cases is not known.
- n. The palmated sandpiper.
“And so you shall," cried Lady Warburton, and she actually stooped to kiss him, and then Dorothy, rather 'pecky' kisses, perhaps, but very genuine kisses notwithstanding.”
“The entire space was paneled in pecky cyprus wood.”
“They did a 10-month remodeling that included making a television room out of a screened porch while preserving original details like the pecky cypress ceilings in the living room and library, the handblown stained-glass panes in the powder-room door and the Cuban tile floors in the dining room.”
“Here's hoping there wasn't too much unwelcome indoor pecky perching as a result of the repairiness x”
“A committee of Democrat-appointed puppets to weed out all those pecky anti-tax, anti-spending, and anti-boondoggle initiatives.”
“Now that the pecky has been unsheathed, what will they do to it next?”
“And all because the #2 kid loves to get picky pecky and agitate the other kids.”
“The home, approximately 5,000 square feet, is a block from the Atlantic Ocean, has an outdoor pool and "Roman spa" and the inside features "pecky cypress ceilings, and Travertine marble and cherry wood floors.”
“He said that when they cut open a cypress and discovered it was pecky, they used to shut down the whole operation, drive that one tree to market, and split the profits.”
“It had made me think of our pecky cypress walls, and sometimes I imagined my grandfather dead on a conveyor belt, a buzz saw slicing into his head as curious lumberjacks leaned in for a look.”
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