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    wildest dreams

    1. What does "wild" here mean? "exciting" or "enthusiastic"?
    2. What does "peck at" mean? "peck" is an action done by a beak of a bird, but can it also be used for other objects like fingers?

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    ex)Anna held the blue antique jar up to the light and hoped the treasure it held was beyond her wildest dreams. Her grandmother had left the strange jar to Anna in her will, hinting that wealth lay inside. Fascinated, she pecked at the jar's was seal with her index finger, but the was would not move at all...

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    Re: wildest dreams

    "Wild" here means the most imaginative or fantastic dream that you can imagine. Wild as in free, liberated, not constrained.

    Yes, you can peck at things with your fingers. And it's a "wax" seal.

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    Re: wildest dreams

    I'd say "pick at" rather than "peck at".

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