Meaning: extract (metals) by heating
Had he smelt them?"
It could be smelt and tasted.
The air too smelt more freshly than down beside the marsh.
When his wife came into the room she smelt round for an instant.
Its scent was so sweet that when you smelt it you forgot all your cares and troubles.
One of them, too, had smelt out that the lad had a pair of scissors which he cut out the clothes with.
"What an idea of a kangaroo!" sniffed Dot's friend, "why, a real kangaroo would have smelt or heard those Humans, and have bounded away far out of sight by now."
"Well," Mr. Engelman resumed, "Doctor Dormann asked his questions, and smelt and tasted the medicine, and with Madame Fontaine's full approval took away a little of it to be analyzed.
It was a single bare little room, with a white deal table, and a few old wooden chairs, a fire of fir-wood on the hearth, the smoke of which smelt sweet, and a patch of thick-growing heath in one corner.
'May I ask,' I said, beginning to think that his yarn smelt somewhat fishy, 'what house this was?' 'The place,' he replied, as cool as a cucumber, 'is called Clover Cottage.' 'What's that!' I cried--I almost jumped out of my chair.