Stacks of refined (left) and crude (right) Tin ingots after smelting.
He taught his subjects the use of fire for smelting metals and making implements and weapons, and the use of oil in lamps, etc.
It is dumped into freight cars and trundled off to the smelting furnaces.
This is usually attributed, by the inhabitants, to the effects of sulphur, driven off from the ores in smelting.
First of all, even before it goes into the smelting furnace, it must be roasted.
Elba was famous for its mines in early times, and the smelting furnaces gave it its Greek name of Α᾽ θαλία (“soot island”).
After the ore has been roasted, it is put into the furnace for smelting.
A subcaste of Agaria, who place a stone on the mouth of the bellows to fix them in the ground for smelting iron.
We can mill it ourselves, and not have to pay tribute to the smelting Trust.
They are particularly skilled in the smelting and working of iron.
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."