Mervyn. 1911–68, English novelist, poet, and illustrator. In his trilogy Gormenghast (1946–59), he creates, with vivid imagination, a grotesque Gothic world
[peekt, pee-kid] /pikt, ˈpi kɪd/ adjective 1. having a : a peaked cap. [pee-kid] /ˈpi kɪd/ adjective 1. pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly. [peek] /pik/ noun 1. the pointed top of a mountain or ridge. 2. a mountain with a pointed summit. 3. the pointed […]
[pee-kid] /ˈpi kɪd/ adjective 1. pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly. /piːkt/ adjective 1. having a peak; pointed adj. “sickly-looking,” 1835, from past participle of obsolete verb peak “look sickly or thin, shrink, waste away” (1540s), which is perhaps from peak in sense of “become pointed” […]
- Peak envelope power
communications (PEP) The maximum power output by a radio transmitter over one complete RF cycle at any modulation. (2008-02-11)
- Peaker plant
A supplemental power plant that operates only when demand for power is high. These plants often run on natural gas.