Peltry

Part of speech: noun

Pelts or undressed skins collectively.

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Usage examples "peltry":

  1. After exchanging their peltry with Champlain's consent, some of the Hurons left to follow the war- path, while others returned to their own country. - "The Makers of Canada: Champlain", N. E. Dionne.
  2. I have read of a manufacturer who contracted to buy of the rat- catchers, at a high price, all the rat- skins they could furnish before a certain date, and failed, within a week, for want of capital, when the stock of peltry had run up to 600, 000. Civilization has not contented itself with the introduction of domestic animals alone. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
  3. Reckoning one thousand hides to three car loads, and adding to this fifty cars for the other pelts, it will take at least three hundred and fifty box- cars to carry this stupendous bulk of peltry East to market. - "The Extermination of the American Bison", William T. Hornaday.