What does the word smelt mean?

Usage examples for smelt

  1. Lying there in his little bed he smelt the beautiful smell again and followed it up to the roses on Her dress. – The Very Small Person by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  2. Though I had before fancied that I could not touch it, no sooner had I smelt the roasting flesh than my appetite returned. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. He smelt the Desert ... – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood