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pelt

the undressed, raw skin of a wild animal with the fur in place. If from a sheep or goat there is a short growth of wool or mohair on the skin.
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She would love to see even more women cycling, whether they're pelting down the hills in a race or doing the school run.
MAYBE it was because as I emerged from Birmingham Airport hail was pelting down, the needle-sharp shards battering my bald pate so ferociously that I winced.
The snow was pelting down and we sat huddled down on the barrow because there was nothing open on the station.
because the rain is pelting down with an intensity we haven't seen since the Queen's River Thames flotilla.
Then she turned again and was pelting down the stairs, pursued by a cascade of echoing footsteps.
Rain is pelting down and winter has well and truly arrived, but the rich and famous have the luxury of hopping on the plane to sunnier climates.
Rain was pelting down as racing came to a close yesterday, after which clerk of the course Simon Claisse changed the going to good to soft, soft in places.
THE rain was pelting down as we at waiting for a space on the supermarket carpark.
Not exactly a grammatically perfect exclamation I admit, but standing in the garden at 7am, rain pelting down on me, rules regarding the correct use of English were not at the front of my mind.
He's been coming in from school with the sun still pelting down and he didn't have a cap on.
She said: ``I shared a toboggan with Ringo -we came pelting down a snow-coveredhill.
Returning at 2am we discovered that Sparrow Wharf had partially collapsed and it was by now pelting down with rain.