would pelt

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  • They would pelt us on the head as we lay in our blankets. Cited from Out of Doors--California and Oregon, by J. A. Graves
  • If she did so, perhaps the woman would pelt her with the steel thimble. Cited from Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May
  • In very wantonness, when they met they would pelt each other with curses, and then perhaps burst into a fit of laughter. Cited from The Personal Life Of David Livingstone, by William Garden Blaikie
  • The Germans tried to gas us out, and sometimes they would pelt us with gas shells; all night long we had to sleep with our gas masks on. Cited from Into the Jaws of Death, by Jack O'Brien
  • He had not fired a shot and between himself and his enemies stood the staunchness of walls against which their rifle bullets would pelt as harmlessly as hailstones. Cited from A Pagan of the Hills, by Charles Neville Buck
  • In elf-caprice of bitter tone I too would pelt the pelted one: At my shadow I cast a stone. Cited from John Marr and Other Poems, by Herman Melville
  • Rifle-fire would pelt us at close quarters, shells would burst right in our midst; it was not a pleasant prospect even for the biggest fire-eaters of our lines. Cited from Indiscreet Letters From Peking, by B. L. Putman Weale
  • A company of idle boys were watching some frogs by the side of a pond, and as fast as any of the frogs lifted their heads the boys would pelt them down again with stones. Cited from Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories, by Various
  • The populace would pelt these harlequin horse-jockeys of fashionable life off their stage, if there was nothing better to be seen inside; but it fortunately happens that there is better. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327, February 1843, Vol. 53
  • On grand occasions he supplemented this by a short address, in the course of which he would pelt his frightened audience with hard jagged texts until he had reduced them to a fitting state of spiritual misery. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If I were merry April now, How I would pelt her cheeks with showers; I'd make carnations, rich and warm, Of her vermilion flowers. Cited from Foliage: Various Poems, by William H. Davies
  • After bowing to Madame Hulot and Hortense, who came in from the garden on purpose, he went off to walk in the Tuileries, not bearing -- not daring -- to return to his attic, where his tyrant would pelt him with questions and wring his secret from him. Cited from Poor Relations, by Honore de Balzac
  • They would pelt me with matches and sweet pastilles, And crumpled-up balls of the royal bills, Giggling and laughing, and screaming with fun, As they'd see me start, with a leap and a run, From the broad of my back to the points of my toes, When a pellet of paper hit my nose, Teasingly, sneezingly. Cited from The Bon Gaultier Ballads, by William Edmonstoune Aytoun