pelts

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

Pelt \Pelt\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pelted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pelting}.] [OE. pelten, pulten, pilten, to thrust, throw, strike; cf. L. pultare, equiv. to pulsare (v. freq. fr. pellere to drive), and E. pulse a beating.]

1. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.

The chidden billows seem to pelt the clouds. --Shak.

2. To throw; to use as a missile.

My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. --Dryden.

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

Pelt \Pelt\, verb (used without an object)

1. To throw missiles. --Shak.

2. To throw out words. [Obs.]

Another smothered seems to pelt and swear. --Shak.

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

Pelt \Pelt\, noun A blow or stroke from something thrown.

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

Pelt \Pelt\ (p[e^]lt), noun [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. pelice, F. pelisse (see {Pelisse}); or perh. shortened fr. peltry.]

1. The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it. See 4th {Fell}. --Sir T. Browne.

Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes. --Fuller.

2. The human skin. [Jocose] --Dryden.

3. (Falconry) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.

{Pelt rot}, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast.

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

pelt

noun

1: the dressed hairy coat of a mammal [syn: {fur}, {pelt}]

2: body covering of a living animal [syn: {hide}, {pelt}, {skin}]

verb

1: cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs" [syn: {pelt}, {bombard}]

2: attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions" [syn: {pepper}, {pelt}]

3: rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!" [syn: {pour}, {pelt}, {stream}, {rain cats and dogs}, {rain buckets}]

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