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peltry (plural peltries)
- Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs.
1679-1680, Jasper Danckaerts, Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680:
- It has gray hair, and the fleece is sometimes sold with other peltries, but it is not worth much, although it has some odor.
1814, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I.:
- We met with a party of three hunters from the Sioux river; they had been out for twelve months, and collected about nine hundred dollars worth of peltries and furs.
1855, Herman Melville, Israel Potter:
- Selling his glittering goods at a great advance, he received in exchange valuable peltries and furs at a corresponding reduction.