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Pelt


PELT, noun [Latin pellis.]

1. The skin of a beast with the hair on it; a raw hide.

2. The quarry of a hawk all torn.

3. A blow or stroke from something thrown. [infra.]

PELT, verb transitive [Latin pello.]

1. Properly, to strike with something thrown, driven or falling; as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.

The chiding billows seem to pelt the clouds.

2. To drive by throwing something.