Word of the day
smelt
  1. Noun
    • 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.
    • (obsolete) A fool; a simpleton.
    • Production of metal, especially iron, from ore in a process that involves melting and chemical reduction of metal compounds into purified metal.
    • Any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.
  2. Verb
    • simple past tense and past participle of smell.
    • to fuse or melt two things into one, especially in order to extract metal from ore; to meld.
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  • 1529. John Imrie, The Burgh Court book of Selkirk: 1503-: And, fail╚Łeand herof that thair be nocht sameikyll contenit in that croft, to pay...