He said that the man who could smelt two pigs of iron where only one was smelted before, was a public benefactor.
Yes, they could be smelted—smelted in the crucibles; and yet no gold was obtained.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries copper was smelted in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Most of them have nothing before them but to be cast into the furnace, and be smelted there.
It is the kidney ore of Cumberland, which is smelted at Ulverstone with charcoal, into excellent steel iron.
It was the year one hundred and fifty-two when they smelted the aluminum.
Of the great quantity of gold and silver which they caused to be smelted from the figures of gold which the Indians adored.
It is smelted in the furnace; it is forged into bars upon the anvil.
Because these (stones) very readily melt in the fire, they are added to the ores from which the metals are smelted.
No; I tell you what—he shall have one made of the first tin that is smelted.
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.
Old English smelt "sardine, small salmon-like sea fish," cognate with Dutch smelt "sand eel," Danish smelt (c.1600). OED notes that it has a peculiar odor (but doesn't suggest a connection with smell); Klein suggests a connection with the way the fish melts in one's mouth. Century Dictionary speculates it means "smooth" and compares Old English smeolt, smylt "serene, smooth."