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1. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail. The children billows seem to pelt the clouds. (Shak)

2. To throw; to use as a missile. My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. (Dryden)

Origin: 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. 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. Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes. (Fuller)

2. The human skin.

3. (Science: veterinary) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk. Pelt rot, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast.

Origin: Cf. G. Pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. Pelice, F. Pelisse (see Pelisse); or perh. Shortened fr. Peltry.

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... are destructive of habitat for native species and a real pest in Louisiana and parts of Texas and Mississippi. People have hunted them for their pelts and even tried to sell the meat as being good to eat. I simply can't eat anything that looks that much like a rat.

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