from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.
- intransitive v. To melt or fuse. Used of ores.
- n. Any of various small silvery marine and freshwater food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Osmerus mordax of North America and O. eperlanus of Europe.
- v. A past tense and a past participle of smell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any small anadromous fish of the family Osmeridae, found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and in lakes in North America and northern part of Europe.
- n. Production of metal, especially iron, from ore in a process that involves melting and chemical reduction of metal compounds into purified metal.
- n. Any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.
- v. to fuse two things into one, especially when involving ores; to meld
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of smell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of smell.
- n. 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.
- n. A gull; a simpleton.
- transitive v. To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fuse; melt; specifically, to treat (ore) in the large way, and chiefly in a furnace or by the aid of heat, for the purpose of separating the contained metal.
- To fuse; melt; dissolve.
- n. Any one of various small fishes.
- n. A gull; a simpleton.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
- v. extract (metals) by heating
- n. small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
Already the _Votaress's_ divine breath smelt of coffee, real coffee -- _chaud comme l'enfer et noir comme le diable -- smelt_ of it, as, we fear, we shall never smell it again in this trust-ridden world.
The delta smelt is a handy whipping boy for the likes of Rep. Devin Nunes, who has tried to suspend the ESA to prevent what he calls a “government imposed dust bowl.”
Orange and black super smelt is the one of choice.
I have caught pike thru the ice using dressed smelt from the grocery store because they were oily and had "fragrance".
Solomonic (?) description is very correct; the shrub affects vineyards, and about Bombay forms fine hedges which can be smelt from a distance.
When he turned the tables by talking of slander, loss of time, and compensation, Daddy Darwin smelt money, and tremblingly whispered to Master Shaw to apologise and get out of it.
But the smelt is only a symptom of the collapse of one of America’s most important ecosystems, a collapse that has been building for decades and affects not just the smelt, but salmon, steelhead and about 750 other species of fish, birds and animals – 18 of which are designated as threatened or endangered by the state and federal governments.
Weight: ¼ oz. Details: This lure best resembles a rainbow smelt, which is a main food source for our walleye.
Maybe the smelt were a little too adventurous for me, so we ordered teba wings and sautéed mushrooms.
Every word smelt of the meadowsweet that grew thick upon the banks; now, as he recalled the cadence and the phrase that had seemed so charming, he saw again the ferns beneath the vaulted roots of the beech, and the green light of the glowworm in the hedge.