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at full speed

As fast as possible. I drove at full speed, and I still got there late. Do you think she has a chance to win the race, if she runs at full speed? They are planning this wedding at full speed. I hope they don't forget any major details.
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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? They are planning this wedding at full pelt. I hope they don't forget any major details.
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in (one's) pelt

old-fashioned, literary Nude; without any clothes on. Primarily heard in Ireland. He averted his eyes and shuffled his feet awkwardly when the mistress of the house emerged from the bathtub in her pelt and asked him for a towel. The old cottage had never been fitted with electricity or running water, so we used to bathe in the rain or the nearby stream in our pelts.
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pelt down

To come down from the sky very forcefully and in great amounts. The rain has been pelting down for almost a week straight! I'm surprised our car wasn't damaged from the way that hail was pelting down.
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pelt (someone or something) with (something)

To throw a lot of something at someone or something very forcefully. The group of boys pelted John with snowballs. The protestors began pelting the courthouse with rotten fruit and vegetables.
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at full speed

 and at full tilt; at full throttle
as fast as possible. The motor was running at full speed. John finished his running at full tilt. When the horse reached the back stretch he was at full throttle.
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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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at full pelt

with great speed; as fast as possible.
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in your pelt

naked. Irish informal
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(at) full ˈpelt/ˈspeed/ˈtilt

with great speed, force, etc: The police were chasing him so he ran full pelt down the road.We drove down the road at full tilt.
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Their retail prices should continue to be bargains as pelt prices go down, but expect to still pay up to $20,000 a designer label.
Smaller-scale public pelt burnings also have been staged in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, said Dawa Tsering, Tibet field manager for the Swiss-based environmental group WWF.
The February auction saw virtually all of their 28,000 pelts sold and the May auction had another 15,000 on the block.
If you aren't concerned about recoil or pelt damage, most any caliber will do provided it shoots accurately and flat enough to stay on a 6" target out to 250 yards.
Traditionally from Afghanistan, Karakul pelts are still produced there and in certain former Soviet Republics.
Monfort at Greeley, Colorado, the largest sheep kill plant in the United States, is a main supplier of green pelts.
One hundred pounds of pelts may have been necessary cargo for General William Ashley in 1825, but not tot Allan Maybee in 1992.
Production at the Schmeltzers' Hoosier Hills Fur Farm accounts for more than one-third of all the pelts produced in Indiana.
She said, "You (the producers) should always strive to produce top quality pelts, and this begins with selecting the right genetics, taking good care when splaying pelts and increasing on productivity.
Small, damaged and improperly skinned pelts or pelts harvested before their prime are nearly worthless.
NEWHALL - Using cotton gloves and soft brushes, volunteers carefully went about cleaning 13 Hart Museum buffalo coats Saturday, the scent from the brown, thick-maned pelts conjuring images of Old West determination and American history.
Chinese farmers hope to earn big profits selling fox pelts into the Russian and Chinese markets.
Instead, pelts are dried with the fur against the ground.