Part of speech: noun

Metallic mercury.

Part of speech: noun

An amalgam of tin. used for the backs of looking- glasses.

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Usage examples "quicksilver":

  1. I had been sitting there, drinking in the beautiful music made by the world- famous Constabulary Band, and watching the quicksilver- like changing colors of the sunset. - "Flash-lights from the Seven Seas", William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell.
  2. Quirk, Gammon, and Snap, accompanied by Mr. Mortmain, whom they had brought down to watch the case, made their appearance shortly after Mr. Quicksilver and Mr. Lynx. - "Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.", Samuel Warren.
  3. Hughes B. 1. Quicksilver Window. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.