What does the word Peltry mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William T. Hornaday