Smelting

Definitions

  • Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Smelting a. & n. from Smelt.
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.”

Usage

In literature:

The dog smelt his hand and whacked her tail on the floor in token of recognition, but growled again, nevertheless.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
All the wood used was new and speckless, and smelt sweet and clean.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The copper is smelted mainly in this city, Cleveland, and Boston, the works in this city being the largest.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
Here there was a smelting-house and a steam saw-mill.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The average produce, however, of all the British and foreign ores smelted at Swansea may be given at about 12 per cent.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 458" by Various
The animal heard or smelt him, and challenged.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
He had smelt them before, but they had never seemed to be so fragrant as at present.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
This was not a pleasant job, because you could not show a light and the mud smelt abominably.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
They smelt like fir.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The air was hot and hard to breathe, and smelt of many things.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

There was something the season wanted,
Though the ways and the woods smelt sweet;
The breath at your lips that panted,
The pulse of the grass at your feet.
"An Interlude" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
He gazed across to the good Green Howe
As he smelt the sun-warmed sward;
Then his face grew pale from chin to brow,
And he cried, “God save the sword!”
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
To weep, but did not weep: but felt
A colder anguish than did melt
About the tearful-visaged year!—
Then flung the lattice wide, and smelt
The autumn sorrow: Rotting near
"Uncertainty" by Madison Julius Cawein
Thro' the rare red heather we danced together
(O love my Willie,) and smelt for flowers:
I must mention again it was glorious weather,
Rhymes are so scarce in this world of ours:
"Lovers And A Reflection" by Charles Stuart Calverley
There were boys from the North and boys from the South,
Boys from the office—and rope-works.
"Pretty Boys" there—with sweet-scented hair,
And others that smelt of the soap-works.
"The Bugle Calls? (Rat-a-tat! Plonk! Plonk!)" by T W Connor
All in a green thicket that morning in Spring,
I smelt the sharp scent of each young growing thing,
I smelt the sweet herbage all drowned with the dew,
And the time that's gone from me was with me anew.
"The Green Thicket" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Agency's smelt plan ' arbitrary ,' judges rules.
Lovers of Minecraft Are Belting Out Odes to Digging and Smelting.
Remember the days when Old Spice was simply known as that thing your dad wore that smelt a bit like Christmas.
Gloria Baker, branch manager at First Niagara of Lewiston, a NRRCC board of directors member and treasurer, is shown with Ken Scibetta as the "Smelt King".
Former smelting site receives no action after tests revealed hazardous levels of metal.
2012 smelt forecast shows signs of improving, but fisheries likely to remain closed.
John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina gives a Latin touch to Great Lakes smelt .
Fried smelt with malagueta chile aioli.
John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina) The Challenger: Michael Shrader (Urban Union) The Ingredient: Smelt .
Smelt return for a fishy tradition.
Atlantic Salmon caught on a smelt pattern.
Smelt are in the Cowlitz, Seagulls come.
Smelt are in the Cowlitz, Seagulls come Click to enlarge.
The smelt are in the Cowlitz river, but they are an endangered species.
The modernized smelter will be powered exclusively by wholly owned hydropower and use Rio Tinto Alcan's proprietary AP40 smelting technology to reduce the smelter 's carbon dioxide emissions intensity by approximately 50.
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In science:

Here, Sc ≡ Smelt − S vibr where Smelt is the entropy of the metastable liquid phase, and S vibr is the entropy of an ideal amorphous-solid phase (ideal glass) in which only vibrations are active; C is nearly constant, and τ0 is the relaxation time in the high temperature limit.
Can experiments select the configurational component of excess entropy?
Circles represent the excess entropy of the liquid over the crystal, Sexc = Smelt − S crystal, calculated from experimental calorimetric data.
Can experiments select the configurational component of excess entropy?
The authors acknowledge the cooperation of the Kamioka Mining and Smelting Company.
Search for anti-electron-neutrinos from the Sun at Super-Kamiokande-I
Smelt, Fixed point varieties on the space of lattices, Bull.
Affine pavings for affine Springer fibers for split elements in PGL(3)
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