Peltry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peltry Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peltry Pelts collectively, or a lot of pelts together: usually applied in furriery to raw pelts with the fur on, dried or otherwise cured, but not yet tanned or dressed into the furs as worn.
    • n peltry A pelt; a fur-skin.
    • n peltry A trifle; trash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Peltry the skins of animals with the fur on them: furs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pelleterie, peltry, furriery, fr. pelletier, a furrier, fr. OF. pel, skin, F. peau, L. pelis,. See Pelt a skin, Pell (n.) Fell a skin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pelt, peltry—O. Fr. pelleteriepelletier, a skinner—L. pellis, a skin.

Usage

In literature:

Having reached the spot where he had left his mules with his traps and peltries, we turned our horses' heads eastward.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
Twice in the year they came down to the hamlet at Gray Eagle to exchange their peltry for such goods as they needed.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
Madame de la Peltrie and Marie Guyard were accompanied by Mdlle.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The peltry trade in that quarter is ruined for years.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
After three or four days, Ridout's master collected his horses and peltry and with his wife the Negro and Ridout set out for Detroit.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The skins of these animals are good peltry, and are sent in great quantities to Europe.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Several vessels were eagerly competing for stores of Indian peltries, as against those of the company.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In either case the peltry would be a mere veil hiding the true individuality for a while.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Private adventurers, unprotected by any especial privilege, began to barter for the rich peltries of the Canadian hunters.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
No summer peltry is worth much.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
Come and take your things off, and tell me all about Peltry, and the hunting, and the new horse.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
These boats would then set out on their homeward journey laden with peltry gathered from far and near.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
The great end to be acquired was the disposal of their rich peltries.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Hence it was unwise to go too far from the peltries of the St Lawrence.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
Hendry's canoes were literally loaded with peltry when he drew in at the Pas.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Fifteen of his men had been killed, his horses taken and peltries stolen.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
With him were the Jesuits, Chaumonot and Poncet, and the Ursulines, Madame de la Peltrie and Marie de l'Incarnation.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
La Peltrie, Madame de, 84.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
Our venison and furs and peltries were to be disposed of at Michilimackinac, and it was now the season for carrying them to market.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
At the end is the press room, where all robes, furs, and peltries are stored.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
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