mercury

Part of speech: noun

A silver white metal, liquid at ordinary temperatures; quicksilver.

Part of speech: noun

The plante of our system nearest the sun.

Part of speech: noun

Rom. Myth. God of commerce; patron of travelers and thieves; messenger of the gods. Hermes.

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Usage examples "mercury":

  1. While Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury, whose rings must have been slender, take more than double that time: the smallest taking the longest. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  2. A single glance at it was sufficient to show him that he was not mistaken, the mercury having fallen a full inch in little more than two hours. - "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.
  3. Iron, gold, silver, copper, tin, and mercury are metals. - "Home Geography For Primary Grades", C. C. Long.