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(at) full pelt

As fast as possible. I drove at full pelt, and I still got there late. Do you think she has a chance to win the race, if she runs at full pelt?
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pelt down (on someone or something)

[for something] to fall down on someone or something hard or in quantity. (Typically rain, hail, sleet, stones, etc.) The rain pelted down on the children as they ran to their school bus. The ashes from the volcanic eruption pelted down on the town, covering the houses in a gray shroud.
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pelt someone or something with something

to hit or strike someone or something with something. The citizens pelted Max with rocks. The boys pelted the mad dog with a hail of stones.
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References in classic literature ?
Leisurely he gathered up the six pelts and one of the carcasses, and as the lioness appeared between the boles of two trees he swung upward into the branches above him.
And the Kiondiker threw down his pelts and nuggets as dross, and let his jaw fall half-way, and stared at her.
I grieve to state that the entire troop raced home as hard as they could pelt, and were soon skirmishing briskly over their lunch, utterly oblivious of what Jamie (who had been much impressed by the sermon) called "the captain's beautiful teck.
He gives me a 'apenny to pelt him home if I ketches him out too late,' says the boy.
Though we have good coyote pelts, the higher demand is for the smaller, paler western pelts.
Just over 52,000 swakara pelts changed hands last week at the Kopenhagen fur auction where Namibian karakoel farmers enjoyed the results of one of their best seasons ever.
fur farmers sold nearly $260 million in raw mink pelts to South Korean and Chinese buyers last year, according to Federal agriculture officials.
The new price structure will hurt American Fur businesses this coming season due to the sharp increase in the cost of the pelts.
Bobcats, whether alive or dead, including their pelts and other parts, are considered wildlife under the Lacey Act.
In cutting pelts, it is common to make a shallow cut on the "meat side" with a razor knife to avoid cutting the hair.
The problem is that changed deliming techniques change the properties of pelts.
CHEAP Chinese fur, including the pelts of cats and dogs, is flooding into Britain and the EU, a conservation charity claims.
Officially, they're not empowered to arrest anybody, only to confiscate pelts and collect fines.
Chinese authorities in an ethnic Tibetan county in western China have banned the public burning of pelts from endangered animals, apparently because the activities are linked to the Dalai Lama, who has urged Tibetans not to wear the fur from such animals, a Tibet advocacy group said Wednesday.
Ethnic Tibetans in western China are burning pelts to protest the use of endangered wildlife species for their traditional clothing, Tibet advocacy groups said Monday.