They were in search of gold and pelf, and all were agreed on one point: they were quite too good to do any hard work.
The plaudits of the world sought not, but scorned its praise and pelf.
"pelf," supplied George, on a thin squeak that was shot out by the excitement of seeing events so lustily playing his hand.
All the laurel and the glory of these seeds I sell for pelf.
The woman was a sinner; but her wild, strong affections were true, and her heart was not in pelf.
He declared that these so-called developers came for pelf, not patriotism.
The Dutch traders, intent on pelts and pelf, called them the Sinnekaas, meaning the valiant or the beautiful.
This brought him pelf, but, alas for his greed, the pelf came slowly.
Well, poor chap, he has an abundance of this world's pelf: it will be a pity if he does not live to enjoy it.
Total Depravity: The greatest idea for the acquisition of power and pelf ever devised.
mid-14c., "stolen goods," from Anglo-French pelf, Old French pelfre "booty, spoils" (11c.), of unknown origin; also see pilfer. Meaning "money, riches," with a pejorative overtone first recorded c.1500.