from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Peck, Annie Smith 1850-1935. American explorer and mountain climber. Her most notable ascents include the volcano Popocatépetl in Mexico (1897) and Huascarán in the Peruvian Andes (1908).
  • Peck, Gregory 1916-2003. American actor who is best known for his portrayals of strong and courageous characters. Among his films are Spellbound (1950) and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), for which he won an Academy Award.


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  • The Omen with Gregory Peck is another classic I enjoy, not for the blood and guts, but for the sheer terror that lies with Damien's fate.

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  • I'm just grateful that Peck is still doing so well in his dual roles, as a novelist both respected by critics and enjoyed by kids, and a provocative voice in the shaping of young people's literature and its importance for readers.

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  • Floyd Peck is on the left and his daughter Haddie is on the right.

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  • Gregory Peck is the owner of a family business in danger of being overtaken by a ruthless corporate liquidator, played by Danny Devito.

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  • Peck is a slick con-man, so Sam Rockwell immediately comes to mind as a possible candidate.

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  • Peck is a great speaker and the Sutherland Lecture is always a lot of fun.

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  • Peck is a gifted speaker, with a particular talent for making people feel like they agree with him even when they don't.

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  • Richard Peck is one of my writer heroes; I look forward to reading his speech.

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  • "The Mysterious Miss Wu", by Marion Peck, is a limited edition, signed and numbered giclee print on archival canvas.

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  • Austin Peck said he expected a catfight between his Mom and wife over the handkerchief-patterned rolling suitcase he picked up before rehearsing his award presentation.www.

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