peaks

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peag \Peag\ (p[=e]g), noun [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. --RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to polished white cylindrical beads. See also {wampum}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peak \Peak\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Peaked} (p[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Peaking}.]

1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.

There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.

2. Hence: To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX model peaked at 20,000 per year. [PJC]

3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak.

4. [Cf. {Peek}.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak.

{Peak arch} (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peak \Peak\ (p[=e]k), noun [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. {Pike}.]

1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. "Run your beard into a peak." --Beau. & Fl.

2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.

Silent upon a peak in Darien. --Keats.

3. (Naut.) (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc. (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it. (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the last sense written also {pea} and {pee}.]

{Fore peak}. (Naut.) See under {Fore}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peak \Peak\, verb (used with an object) (Naut.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

peak

noun

1: the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak" [syn: {extremum}, {peak}]

2: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: {flower}, {prime}, {peak}, {heyday}, {bloom}, {blossom}, {efflorescence}, {flush}]

3: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" [syn: {acme}, {height}, {elevation}, {peak}, {pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative}, {meridian}, {tiptop}, {top}]

4: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit" [syn: {peak}, {crown}, {crest}, {top}, {tip}, {summit}]

5: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points" [syn: {point}, {tip}, {peak}]

6: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid" [syn: {vertex}, {peak}, {apex}, {acme}]

7: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead" [syn: {bill}, {peak}, {eyeshade}, {visor}, {vizor}]

verb

1: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million" [syn: {top out}, {peak}] [ant: {bottom out}]


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Click here to read Wikileaks' TPP Investment Chapter: https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/press.html. This agreement is being kept secret from the world public for a good reason. It is decidedly NOT in the PUBLIC INTEREST. This is an example of the high level government corruption that results when diplomatic and intelligence processes are NOT OPEN and TRANSPARENT and ACCOUNTABLE. This is an example of a product of too much secrecy. It is naked corruption. Thank you Wikileaks.

President Barack Obama

Barack Obama, I thought you were supposed to be THE MOST OPEN and TRANSPARENT administration by all reasonable measures. You disappoint me with this TPP. You are NOT OPEN and TRANSPARENT. I know every phone call you make for every citizen without a warrant right now period. Constitutional scholar. Ubiquitous surveillance. Your CIVIL RIGHTS have been trampled upon. I know everyone you call. I know everyone you e-mail. I have your internet under surveillance. We provide the phone companies and ISPs with retroactive immunity around here. They don't mind cooperating with us. They are compelled by law to keep our arrangement a secret. What are they supposed to say? Your meta-data is PRIVATE. Who you talk to when and for how long is PRIVATE. Barack Obama, you have violated the PRIVACY of everyone who uses a telephone without a warrant that is based on probable cause. That is an abuse of power. I am calling it like it is. You are a charming and affable fellow but you screwed us. Don't give us this "It's just metadata" bullshit. It's every telephone relationship of every citizen updated every 24 hours period. I call a spade a spade.

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United States of America Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

My cell phone is one of my "effects," as referenced in the above paragraph. I'm sorry, you are all corrupt.

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