Example sentences for: pelts

How can you use “pelts” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Exasperated by the cost of the haul to Québec and by the heavy taxes imposed on fur pelts, they sought a new outlet for the fur trade.

  • Their brief encounters with Atlantic fishermen left little impact, but the advent of French and later British colonizers brought, in exchange for their beaver pelts, copper kettles and guns, blankets and brandy, Christianity, measles, and smallpox.

  • The first British fur traders were much less adventurous than the French, waiting for the Indians to bring their pelts to the trading post rather than seeking them out in the forest.

  • To be buff but shorn of chest hair is to manifest male vanity and the desire for prolonged adolescence--two symptoms of male homosexuality, according to the Standard . The proliferation of pretty boys without chest pelts signals the degree to which gay values have distorted mainstream notions of manliness.

  • The smaller stuff is inside, including the Indian currency of beads, wampum (black-and-white shells), and beaver pelts and blankets, as well as the more familiar coinage and paper currency from colonial to modern times.


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