verb[with object] (often as noun smelting)
- Through a back door, Jinx could see a small clearing, the middle of which was clear of snow surrounding a pit in the ground - evidently Rob's metalworking needs could be addressed by smelting metal in an earth-pit.
- Iron was smelted, converted to steel, and subsequently rolled or forged to meet the demands of both domestic and international industrial markets.
- The deforestation was especially expensive to the Norse Greenlanders because they required charcoal in order to smelt iron to extract iron from bogs.
- They were made by the labour of men who won iron ore and coal; who turned the coal into coke; who smelted the ore; who fashioned the crude ingots of metal into engines; and so on.
- At Swansea, the ore was smelted using huge quantities of cheap coal, producing a poisoned landscape.
- More than thirty-four years after its discovery some sixty miners were employed raising the ore while above ground thousands of tons of old tailigs and ore were smelted.
Mid 16th century: from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German smelten; related to the verb melt.
Words that rhyme with smeltbelt, Celt, dealt, dwelt, felt, gelt, knelt, melt, misdealt, pelt, Scheldt, spelt, svelte, veld, welt
noun (plural same or smeltssmelts)
- ● A fish of the northern hemisphere (family Osmeridae: Osmerus and other genera). ● A fish of Australasian waters (family Retropinnidae: several genera).
- Larger salmon eat a variety of fishes such as herring and alewives, smelts, capelin, small mackerel, sand lace, and small cod.
- The Brown Pelican's diet consists almost entirely of fish such as smelt and anchovies.
- You can find whole fresh smelts at the market, and you typically cook them whole.
Old English; obscurely related to various European names of fish; compare with smolt.
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