pelt

Definitions

  • The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food
    The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pelt attack and bombard with or as if with missiles "pelt the speaker with questions"
    • v pelt cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile "They pelted each other with snowballs"
    • v pelt rain heavily "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
    • n pelt body covering of a living animal
    • n pelt the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pelt A blow or stroke from something thrown.
    • Pelt (Falconry) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
    • Pelt The human skin.
    • Pelt 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."
    • Pelt To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail. "The chidden billows seem to pelt the clouds."
    • Pelt To throw missiles.
    • Pelt To throw out words. "Another smothered seems to pelt and swear."
    • Pelt To throw; to use as a missile. "My Phillis me with pelted apples plies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pelt To push; thrust.
    • pelt To assail with missiles; assail or strike with something thrown.
    • pelt To throw; cast; hurl.
    • pelt To throw missiles.
    • pelt To fall or descend (on one) with violence or persistency: as, a pelting rain.
    • pelt To proceed rapidly and without intermission; hurry on: as, the horses pelted along at a fine pace.
    • pelt To bandy words; use abusive language; be in a passion.
    • pelt To submit; become paltry.
    • n pelt A blow or stroke from something thrown.
    • n pelt Rage; anger; passion.
    • n pelt The skin of a beast with the hair on it, especially of one of the smaller animals used in furriery; specifically, a fur-skin dried but not prepared for use as fur; a raw hide: sometimes applied to a garment made from such a skin.
    • n pelt The mangled quarry of a hawk; the dead body of a bird killed by a hawk.
    • n pelt Soft leather used for covering inking-pelds.
    • n pelt Synonyms Hide, etc. See skin.
    • pelt To skin; fleece; pluck the pelt from.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pelt pelt a raw hide: the quarry or prey of a hawk all torn
    • v.t Pelt pelt to strike with something thrown: to cast
    • v.i Pelt to fall heavily, as rain
    • n Pelt a blow from something thrown
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

We must go after him and bring in his pelt.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Then came a swift rush across the hall, and Daphne and Jill pelted into the room.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
In heavy, pelting rains a fine spray will come through on the windward side.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
It was a wet day, and the rain pelted on her.
"Giles Corey, Yeoman" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He was in the kitchen, getting dinner, when they all came pelting in through the little door into the living room, making an excited outcry.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
The pelting of the rain softened to a leafy patter, the patter to a drip, and a watery moon came glimmering through the clouds.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
A drunk Indian falls an easy prey in the bartering of pelts.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The women, too, had had their troubles as owls had visited their snares, and robbed them of many a pelt.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
In a few days this same brave came to Headquarters with the pelt of a cougar.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
I was to Spoutin' Springs, twenty mile west, with a bale o' blue fox an' otter pelt.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
The shepherd got out of patience, and pelted the sheep with pieces of turf; but not one of them moved.
"Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match" by Francis C. Woodworth
They kill wantonly and leave those they do not choose to pelt.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
He doesn't get pelts there.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Down pelted the rain, and soon there was a louder roar in the street outside.
"The Story of a China Cat" by Laura Lee Hope
What do the pelts bring as a usual thing?
"Canoe Mates in Canada" by St. George Rathborne
I don't want his pelt.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The hungry Russian sailors fell on the kelp beds, clubbing right and left regardless of pelts.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
During the next three or four weeks Willis gathered in not less than ten pelts, I think.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
There's big trade there in pelts.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The pelts of the young males only are taken.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
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In poetry:

The shopping had been tedious, and
the rain
Came pelting down as she turned home
again.
"The Street Player" by Fay Inchfawn
It pelted, pelted all day long,
A-singing at its work,
Till every heart took up the song
Way out to Back-O’-Bourke.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
See! the shaggy pelt doth grow
On his twisted shanks below,
And his dreadful feet are cloven
Though his brow be white as snow—
"The Satyr" by C S Lewis
Kacelyevo's slope still felt
The cannon's bolt and the rifles' pelt;
For a last redoubt up the hill remained,
By the Russ yet held, by the Turk not gained.
"The Last Redoubt" by Alfred Austin
WITH Roses–red Roses,
We'll pelt her with Roses,
And Lilies–white Lilies we'll drop at her feet;
The little Queen's coming, The people are running– The people are running to greet and to meet.
"The Little Queen's Coming" by Kate Greenaway
And has the war, then, brought to birth,
As flowers that spring from western earth
At summons of the pelting rain,
The courage that can force its way,
And hold the shadowing wings at bay,
And smile at lingering pain?
"For Valour" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

Bo Van Pelt flirts with a 59 to take share of CIMB lead.
Bio "Clearly some execs made a decision that will ultimately cost them their jobs," Van Pelt says of his more prominent role with ESPN Radio.
Transcript from Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril's appearance on The Scott Van Pelt Show.
Van Pelt 's only winning season with the Giants came in 1981, when Lawrence Taylor was drafted and the team made the playoffs for the first time in 18 seasons.
Van Pelt 's son Bradlee spent three seasons as a quarterback in the NFL with Denver and Houston.
American golfer Bo Van Pelt won his first event of the year at the Perth International at Lake Karryinyup on Sunday and dedicated the title to caddie Scot Steele who died in the United States on Friday after suffering a heart attack.
The first was Erika Van Pelt of South Kingston, R.I. Who interestingly enough makes her living as a mobile DJ and wedding singer.
Bo Van Pelt misses chance at a rare 59.
Email Nick Van Pelt 's page.
Do you have a photo of Nick Van Pelt .
Missouri Coach Frank Haith Joined The Scott Van Pelt Show Monday afternoon on ESPN 100.5 KTGR.
Van Pelt 's third-round 62 leads to tie.
Bo Van Pelt knows how to play golf in his home state.
Greeks Pelt German Diplomat in Austerity Protest.
Toni Van Pelt , David Simmons debate abortion rights with Amendment 6.
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In science:

The authors claim that the previous value obtained for the delay (−0.73 years, Wisotzki et al. 1998) was affected by bias of the employed dispersion minimization method (Pelt et al. 1994, 1996).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Cn and Cm are points of the combined lightcurve and the weights Wn,m (τ ) depend on the trial time delay τ , estimated errors and a particular downweighting scheme S (tn − tm ) (for details see Pelt et al. 1994, 1996 or GWW).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
We refer the reader to Pelt et al. (1996) for a detailed analysis of the bias in the dispersion minimization method as used in the case of the double quasar QSO 0957+561.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
It is interesting to recall that the well known data set of the double quasar QSO 0957+561 which was used in Press et al. (1992) and Pelt et al. (1994), consisted of 131 time points and its data window minimum that occured around 535 days had 43 pairs to compute dispersion from.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Details of the bootstrap method as applied to the time delay estimation can be found in Pelt et al. (1996).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
This test has been applied to the distribution of solar flares (Jetsu et al. 1997), and to the search for periodicitie s in Earth impacts (Jetsu 1997; Jetsu & Pelt 2000), but its unique suitability to X-ray and gamma-ray observations has been overlooked.
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
Kuiper’s test (Kuiper 1960) is a variant of KolmogorovSmirnov’s (KS) test (see Press et al. (1993) and Jetsu & Pelt (1996) for short introductions).
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
This formula is systematically used, even though its validity for small N has not been tested (see, e.g., Jetsu & Pelt 1996).
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
It is important to note, however, that most of the strongly periodic power will be concentrated on distinct surface/activity timescales: Prot , differential rotation, active region growth/decay, active longitude growth/decay (including “flip-flops”; see e.g., Jetsu, Pelt, & Tuominen 1993), and magnetic cycle.
Searching for Planets in the Hyades III: The Quest for Short-Period Planets
Pulkkinen, P. J., Brooke, J., Pelt, J., and Tuominen, I.: 1999, Astron.
Photospheric magnetic field: relationship between N-S asymmetry and flux imbalance
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