• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pecul See Picul.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pecul See picul.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pecul a Chinese weight of about 133⅓ lb.
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In literature:

Judge you of the bribery, rapine, and peculation which here stare you in the face.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Peculations of some order; of this she was reasonably sure.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
He was charged with various acts of extortion on the citizens of Philadelphia, and with peculating on the funds of the continent.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
But what I do mean is, that we should never have heard of Reinach or Herz, of the corruption and peculation, at all if things had gone well.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
Murder, arson, theft, peculation, are as contagious as smallpox.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
A peculator is, under any circumstances, a criminal.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
The necessity which arises from dissipation, can never be urged to excuse peculation.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
The price of white rice is rarely below two dollars per pecul, or above two and a half dollars per pecul, bagged and ready for shipment.
"Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines" by Robert Mac Micking
Unfounded Charge against Henry of Peculation.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1" by J. Endell Tyler
They were discredited by the small band of intriguers, like Bazire, who identified government with peculation.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
Whether this method of preventing peculation has been actually adopted, I have not learned.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
The yearly produce is stated to be 2000 coyans or 80,000 peculs.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
This, then, was one of the results of such peculation.
"A Chinese Command" by Harry Collingwood
Of course this meant if his peculations remained undiscovered.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Marlborough was dismissed from his command, charged with peculation, and condemned as guilty by a vote of the House of Commons.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Peculation in Russia, indeed, assumed enormous proportions, but this was a crime towards which Peter did not manifest his usual severity.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Torreno is the ablest man, but he has injured his character by peculation.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
The Julian law had also narrowed down the scope of abuses and peculations.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
Had he not shared in the benefits of her peculations?
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
He introduced system and honesty, where before there had been only disorder and peculation.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong

In poetry:

Not one word or deed—not venereal sore, discoloration, privacy of
the onanist, putridity of gluttons or rum-drinkers, peculation,
cunning, betrayal, murder, seduction, prostitution, but has
results beyond death, as really as before death.
"Manhattan Streets I Saunter'd, Pondering" by Walt Whitman