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Definition of Smelt
SmeltSmell 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.] SmeltSmelt Smelt, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery
salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera,
which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become
landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a
peculiar odor and taste.
Note: The most important species are the European smelt
(Osmerus eperlans) (called also eperlan,
sparling, and spirling), the Eastern American smelt
(O. mordax), the California smelt (O. thalichthys),
and the surf smelt (Hypomesus olidus). The name is
loosely applied to various other small fishes, as the
lant, the California tomcod, the spawn eater, the
2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), the silverside. SmeltSmelt Smelt,
imp. & p. p. of Smell. SmeltSmelt Smelt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Smelting.] [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. sm["a]lta, D.
smelten, Dan. smelte, Icel. smelta, G. schmelzen OHG.
smelzan, smelzen; probably akin to Gr. ?????. Cf. Enamel,
Melt, Mute, v. i., Smalt.] (Metal.)
To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and
refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or
scorify; as, to smelt tin.
Meaning of Smelt from wikipedia
, chemical process
name of various
(fish), a family
fish, Osmeridae Australian smelt
- freshwater smelts
or typical smelts
them from the related Argentinidae
or argentines), Bathylagidae
), and Retropinnidae...
is a process
heat to ore in order
a base metal. It is a form of extractive
metallurgy. It is used to extract
- The rainbow smelt
(Osmerus mordax) is a North American species
of fish of the family
Osmeridae. It was introduced
to the Great
Lakes, and from there
- The smelt
or European smelt
(Osmerus eperl****) is a species
of fish in the family
Osmeridae. The body of the European smelt
15 to 18 cm long...
- The delta smelt
(Hypomesus transpacificus) is an endangered
5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in) long, in the family
- The pond smelt
(Hypomesus olidus) is a freshwater species
the Arctic. "Hypomesus olidus". Integrated Taxonomic Information
- Freshwater smelt
to: Wakasagi smelts
, an introduced species
in California, native
Asia. Great Lakes smelts
, (North American)...
- The sand smelt
(Atherina presbyter) is a species
fish of the Atherinidae
in the north-eastern Atlantic
from the Danish
- Night smelt
(Spirinchus starksi) is a true smelt
of the family
Osmeridae. It is native
to the Pacific coast
America. Night smelt
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