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  5  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 
  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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smelt  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smelt  \Smelt\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Smell}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smelt  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  small  cold-water  silvery  fish;  migrate  between  salt  and 
  fresh  water 
  2:  small  trout-like  silvery  marine  or  freshwater  food  fishes  of 
  cold  northern  waters 
  v  :  extract  (metals)  by  heating 

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