Synonyms for pelt

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Run to the farm as hard as you can pelt, and bring Turkey to meet us.

If you capture me you will get at the most no more than five thousand pieces of copper for my pelt.

As well might he have sent him a hundred figs wherewith to pelt the army of Valentino!

Did you expect to pelt the enemy with these, or did you reckon upon no enemy at all?

Fig. 39 shows incisions to make in removing a pelt for a symmetrical rug.

However, they had not killed that dog for the sake of the pelt.

It was at this point that a particularly prominent “Dam your pelt” was interjected.

Three times a “Dam your pelt” had been written and crossed out.

That pelt ought to bring a good price, but I believe I'll see if I can tame him.

He assured himself that he had no intention of stealing the pelt.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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