pec


pec
pec (pĕk) n. Slang
A pectoral muscle. Often used in the plural: “Beneath those pecs there beats a heart” (Leon Wieseltier).

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Kosovo
formerly  Ipek , Albanian  Pejë 

      town, western Kosovo. It lies on a small tributary of the Beli Drim River, between the North Albanian Alps (Prokletije) and the Mokra Mountain Range. It is populated largely by ethnic Albanians, who are primarily Muslim. It is noted for its mosques, narrow streets, and old Turkish houses. Peć has served as a local market centre for agricultural produce. The town, including much of the economic infrastructure, was badly damaged during the fighting in the 1990s (including NATO aerial bombing in 1999) and a massive outbreak of ethnic violence in 2004.

      Peć was especially important as a religious centre and was from about 1253 to 1766, with brief interruptions, the chief see of the Orthodox Church of Serbia. The patriarchal monastery, repeatedly ravaged and restored, consists of four churches with fine frescoes, a library, and a treasury. About 12 miles (19 km) south of Peć is Dećani Monastery (1327–35), which has more than 1,000 frescoes and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. Pop. (2003) 68,551.

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  • Pec — may refer to:* Pec (Domažlice District), Czech Republic *Peć, (Kosovo) * Pécs, Hungary * Pec (muscle), a thick, fan shaped muscle * Pec Indman (21st century), licensed marriage and family therapistee also* PEC * Peć * Pecs …   Wikipedia

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  • pec — ⇒PEC, adj. PÊCHE. Hareng pec. Hareng fraîchement mis en saumure. Les palais les plus délicats s arrangent très bien des saucissons d Arles, des mortadelles, du boeuf fumé d Hambourg, des anchois, des harengs pecs, et d autres pareils (BRILLAT SAV …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Peć —   [pɛːtɕ], albanisch Pejë [ pejə], Stadt in der Provinz Kosovo, in Serbien, Jugoslawien, am Westrand der Beckenlandschaft Metohija, 68 200 Einwohner; überwiegend von Albanern bewohnt, aber auch kultureller und religiöser Mittelpunkt der Serben;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Peč — Administration Pays  Tcheque, republique ! …   Wikipédia en Français

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