This may have been due to the fact that he saw that "peaching" on his confederates was the only method of escape.
That would have been peaching; that would have been blowing on us all.
Not much chance of his peaching, if it had been a hanging matter.'
"That canting hound has been peaching at last," quoth he to himself.
It had been, of course, the perfect opportunity for me, who was subdued to sneaking and peaching also.
Burglars are peaching against each other; there is no longer honor among thieves.
We're going to hang you for peaching against your pals; and that's an end of the palaver.
But, my worthy friend, we have been acquainted too long for you to fear my 'peaching aught concerning you or your doings.
Still, I am really very grateful to kind Mr Simson for not peaching.
I've half a mind to tell you, though there 's one on board here would come down pretty heavily on me for peaching.
c.1400 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pesche "peach, peach tree" (Old North French peske, Modern French pêche), and directly from Medieval Latin pesca, from Late Latin pessica, variant of persica "peach, peach tree," from Latin malum Persicum, literally "Persian apple," translating Greek Persikon malon, from Persis "Persia" (see Persian).
In ancient Greek Persikos could mean "Persian" or "the peach." The tree is native to China, but reached Europe via Persia. By 1663 William Penn observed peaches in cultivation on American plantations. Meaning "attractive woman" is attested from 1754; that of "good person" is from 1904. Peaches and cream in reference to a type of complexion is from 1901. Peach blossom as a color is from 1702. Georgia has been the Peach State since 1939.
"to inform against," 1560s (earlier "to accuse, indict, bring to trial," mid-15c.), a shortening of appeach, an obsolete variant of impeach. Related: Peached; peaching.