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smelling


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smell  \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 
  perfumes. 
 
  2.  To  detect  or  perceive,  as  if  by  the  sense  of  smell;  to 
  scent  out  --  often  with  out  ``I  smell  a  device.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Smelling  \Smell"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  smells. 
 
  2.  The  sense  by  which  odors  are  perceived;  the  sense  of 
  smell.  --Locke. 
 
  {Smelling  bottle},  a  small  bottle  filled  with  something 
  suited  to  stimulate  the  sense  of  smell,  or  to  remove 
  faintness,  as  spirits  of  ammonia. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  smelling 
  adj  :  (used  with  `of'  or  `with')  noticeably  odorous;  "the  hall  was 
  redolent  of  floor  wax";  "air  redolent  with  the  fumes  of 
  beer  and  whiskey"  [syn:  {redolent(p)},  {smelling(p)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  perceiving  the  odor  of  something  [syn:  {smell}] 




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