quicksilver

Definitions:

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  • Unpredictable; mercurial.
  • To overlay with quicksilver; treat with quicksilver: chiefly used in the past and present participles.
  • The common popular designation of the metal mercury. See <internalXref urlencoded="mercury">mercury</internalXref>, 6, and <em>mercurial.</em>
  • A term popularly applied to the amalgam of mercury and tin on the back of a common mirror.
  • The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.
  • a mercurial artificial horizon. See under <er>Horizon</er>.
  • a solution of mercury nitrate used in artificial silvering; quick water.
  • The metal <xref>mercury</xref>.
  • An amalgam of mercury and tin applied to the backs of mirrors, <xref>quicksilvering</xref>.
  • <xref>Unpredictable</xref>, <xref>erratic</xref> or <xref>fickle</xref>; <xref>mercurial</xref>.
  • To <xref>overlay</xref> with quicksilver.
  • To <xref>treat</xref> with quicksilver.
  • liable to sudden unpredictable change
  • a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
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