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Definition of Smelling
SmellingSmell Smell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelled, Smelt; p. pr. &
vb. n. Smelling.] [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG.
smellen, smelen, sm["o]len, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D.
smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. Smell, n.]
1. To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell;
to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs
when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities;
to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell
2. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to
scent out; -- often with out. ``I smell a device.'
Can you smell him out by that? --Shak.
3. To give heed to. [Obs.]
From that time forward I began to smellthe Word of
God, and forsook the school doctors. --Latimer.
To smell a rat, to have a sense of something wrong, not
clearly evident; to have reason for suspicion. [Colloq.]
To smell out, to find out by sagacity. [Colloq.] SmellingSmelling Smell"ing, n.
1. The act of one who smells.
2. The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of
Smelling bottle, a small bottle filled with something
suited to stimulate the sense of smell, or to remove
faintness, as spirits of ammonia.
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