Smelling bottle, a small bottle filled with something suited to stimulate the sense of smell, or to remove
faintness, as spirits of ammonia.
(Smell"-less), a. Destitute of smell; having no odor.
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint.Beau. & Fl.
(Smelt) imp. & p. p. of Smell.
(Smelt), n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.]
1. (Zoöl.) 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.
The most important species are the European smelt (Osmerus eperlans) (called also eperlan, sparling,
and spirling), the Eastern American smelt the California smelt and the surf smelt The name is loosely
applied to various other small fishes, as the lant, the California tomcod, the spawn eater, the silverside.
2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
Sand smelt (Zoöl.), the silverside.
(Smelt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smelted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smelting.] [Of foreign origin; cf. Sw. smälta,
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.
(Smelt"er) n. One who, or that which, smelts.
(Smelt"er*y) n. A house or place for smelting.
(Smelt"ie) n. A fish, the bib. [Prov. Eng.]
Smelting furnace (Metal.), a furnace in which ores are smelted or reduced.
(Smelt"ing), a. & n. from Smelt.
(Smerk) n. & v. See Smirk.
(Smerk Smerk"y) a. Smart; jaunty; spruce. See Smirk, a. [Obs.]
So smerk, so smooth, his pricked ears.Spenser.