from The 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.


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  • "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.

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  • The entire space was paneled in pecky cyprus wood.

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  • 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.

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  • Now that the pecky has been unsheathed, what will they do to it next?

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  • And all because the #2 kid loves to get picky pecky and agitate the other kids.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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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