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 for Smelt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smell \Smell\ (sm[e^]l), 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
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     2. To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to
        scent out; -- often with out. "I smell a device." --Shak.
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              Can you smell him out by that?        --Shak.
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     3. To give heed to. [Obs.]
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              From that time forward I began to smellthe Word of
              God, and forsook the school doctors.  --Latimer.
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     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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smelt \Smelt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Smelting.] [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. sm[aum]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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smelt \Smelt\,
     imp. & p. p. of Smell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smelt \Smelt\, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.]
     1. (Zool.) 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.
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     Note: The most important species are the European smelt
           ({Osmerus eperlans) (called also eperlan,
           sparling, and spirling), the Eastern American smelt
           ({Osmerus mordax), the California smelt ({Osmerus
           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 silversides.
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     2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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     Sand smelt (Zool.), the silverside.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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 1: extract (metals) by heating

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "smelt":
     carve, chisel, colliquate, convert, cultivate, defrost, extract,
     flux, fuse, grow, harvest, machine, melt, melt down, mill, mine,
     process, pump, raise, rear, refine, render, run, thaw, unfreeze

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