At which point he was pelted on live television by an unidentified flying object—a direct hit to his left cheek.
He sat for hours in an open booth, pelted by the elements, but he found the experience exhilarating.
The storms brought winds gusting up to 90 miles per hour and pelted areas near the launch pad with hailstones.
Last week, a haredi soldier wearing a black kippah was pelted with stones by a Jerusalem mob.
After being dragged from his truck, Denny was pelted with bricks and beaten within an inch of his life by a crowd of black men.
Here they fell in with "savage men clothed with the skins of beasts," who pelted them with stones so that they could not land.
One of our chaps, taking in a load of wounded, was chased and pelted the other day.
But our men suffered most from those of the enemy's troops who pelted them with stones and lances from the housetops.
Adelaide and Courvoisier, it seemed, might almost be pelted with the same stones.
The gendarmes were obliged to draw their sabres on the furious mob, which pelted them with stones.
"to strike" (with something), c.1500, of unknown origin; perhaps from early 13c. pelten "to strike," variant of pilten "to thrust, strike," from an unrecorded Old English *pyltan, from Medieval Latin *pultiare, from Latin pultare "to beat, knock, strike." Or from Old French peloter "to strike with a ball," from pelote "ball" (see pellet (n.)) [Klein]. Watkins says the source is Latin pellere "to push, drive, strike." Related: Pelted; pelting.
"skin of a fur-bearing animal," early 15c., of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of pelet (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French pelete "fine skin, membrane," diminutive of pel "skin," from Latin pellis "skin, hide" (see film (n.)). Or perhaps the source of the English word is Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peletrie "fur skins," from Old French peletier "furrier," from pel.