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Mr. COX said he could not smelt a pig, but he thought he smelt a rat.

The Regent, who smelt the rat, turned on his heel, and said nothing.

She suffered horribly, too, in that stiff, lonely dwelling which smelt of the tomb.

However, the sight of the roses, overlapping the water-jug, pacified him; they smelt so sweet.

The shop, which was already three parts eaten up, smelt of ruin.

And then Marjolin declared that she smelt sweet from head to foot.

With one opinion, it smelt of liquor; only no one could guess what liquor.

And right then I'd ought to have smelt trouble, but I didn't; had a cold in my head, I guess likely.

The people were poor and ill-clad, and they smelt of garlic and uncleanness.

Well, I sent that cook for the rum and when he fetched it, I thought it smelt funny.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c. (implied in smelter), from Dutch or Low German smelten, from Proto-Germanic *smelt- (cf. Old High German smelzan, German schmelzen "to melt"), from PIE *smeld-, variant of *mel- "soft." Thus the word is from a variant of the stem of Old English meltan "to melt" (see melt (v.)). Related: Smelted; smelting.

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