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Mercury meaning

mercury - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger; hence, also, a newspaper.
  2. 2. Sprightly or mercurial quality; spirit; mutability; fickleness.
  3. 3. A plant ( Mercurialis annua), of the Spurge family, the leaves of which are sometimes used for spinach, in Europe.
  4. 4. To wash with a preparation of mercury.
  5. 5. The planet nearest the sun; quicksilver.

mercury - examples of usage

  1. In the chronic form point firing or a biniodid- of- mercury blister will be found beneficial. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Mercury is also readily absorbed through the skin, and as cattle are very susceptible to its action it is thus easy for them to be poisoned by it even without licking it from the surface. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The mercury in the barometer was falling, and so was the rain. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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