Every sort of pelt, skin, or plumage was part of this collection.
I skinned him and hung his pelt on a tree; and, on foot, made my way into camp, after a fruitless search for my bronco.
You took care to pelt no one else, and now you deny it before all of us who saw you.
A dog never forgets a morsel, though you pelt him a hundred times with stones.
I came here for nothing else than to pelt that scoundrel off the stage.
The wind was dropping, so that the rain drove less in slanting sheets, but it seemed to pelt down all the more heavily for that.
They set about skinning the loup-cervier, and spread the pelt upon the floor for a robe.
The redder and browner sorts are also good for rugs as they are thick in the pelt.
When unable any longer to stand the fire, they rode off as hard as they could pelt.
That beautiful snow out there—don't you want to tumble round in it and pelt each other with snowballs?
"to strike" (with something), c.1500, of unknown origin; perhaps from early 13c. pelten "to strike," variant of pilten "to thrust, strike," from an unrecorded Old English *pyltan, from Medieval Latin *pultiare, from Latin pultare "to beat, knock, strike." Or from Old French peloter "to strike with a ball," from pelote "ball" (see pellet (n.)) [Klein]. Watkins says the source is Latin pellere "to push, drive, strike." Related: Pelted; pelting.
"skin of a fur-bearing animal," early 15c., of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of pelet (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French pelete "fine skin, membrane," diminutive of pel "skin," from Latin pellis "skin, hide" (see film (n.)). Or perhaps the source of the English word is Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peletrie "fur skins," from Old French peletier "furrier," from pel.