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  1. a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. temperature measured by a mercury thermometer; "the mercury was falling rapidly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A metallic element mostly obtained by reduction from cinnabar, one of its ores. It is a heavy, opaque, glistening liquid (commonly called quicksilver), and is used in barometers, thermometers, ect. Specific gravity 13.6. Symbol Hg (Hydrargyrum). Atomic weight 199.8. Mercury has a molecule which consists of only one atom. It was named by the alchemists after the god Mercury, and designated by his symbol, /. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One of the planets of the solar system, being the one nearest the sun, from which its mean distance is about 36,000,000 miles. Its period is 88 days, and its diameter 3,000 miles. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger; hence, also, a newspaper. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Sprightly or mercurial quality; spirit; mutability; fickleness. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A plant (Mercurialis annua), of the Spurge family, the leaves of which are sometimes used for spinach, in Europe. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To wash with a preparation of mercury. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A Latin god of commerce and gain; - treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing. Medical Dictionary DB
  13. Quicksilver; a heavy, liquid, metallic substance, used in thermometers, etc.; Mercury, the planet nearest to the sun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Hydrargyrum; a metal used in medicine. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. The god of merchandise and eloquence, and the messenger of the gods: the planet nearest the sun: a white, liquid metal, also called quicksilver: a messenger: a newspaper. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The planet nearest the sun; quicksilver. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A silver white metal, liquid at ordinary temperatures; quicksilver. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The plante of our system nearest the sun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Rom. Myth. God of commerce; patron of travelers and thieves; messenger of the gods. Hermes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The swift ready messenger of the gods, and god of merchandise and trade; quicksilver; a preparation of quicksilver; the planet of the solar system nearest the sun; a messenger; a newspaper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A metal white like silver, but in a liquid state at common temperatures, congealing or becoming solid at 40 degrees below zero Fahr.; a salt, a preparation of mercury, extensively used in medicine; one of the planets, being the one nearest the sun; a carrier of tidings; a newspaper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. A Latin god of commerce and gain; -- treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. ( Acts 14:12 ) the translation of the above in the Revised Version. biblestudytools.com
  24. Elemental heavy metal. Is a liquid at normal temperature. It is also a systemic poison focused on brain, bowels, kidneys, then other body organs. Its maximum allowable concentration is 0.05 parts per million (PPM). Affects the central nervous system most severely. Children and elderly are the most susceptible to its poisoning. As with other heavy metals, mercury is a bio-accumulant that climbs up the food chain over time and leaves the body very slowly, collecting in body tissue. thelawdictionary.org
  25. A Latin god of commerce and gain; treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence. dictgcide_fs
  26. A metallic element mostly obtained by reduction from cinnabar, one of its ores. It is a heavy, opaque, glistening liquid (commonly called quicksilver), and is used in barometers, thermometers, etc. Specific gravity 13.6. Symbol Hg (Hydrargyrum). Atomic weight 199.8. Mercury has a molecule which consists of only one atom. It was named by the alchemists after the god Mercury, and designated by his symbol, dictgcide_fs
  27. m[.e]r'k[=u]-ri, n. the god of merchandise and eloquence, and the messenger of the gods: the planet nearest the sun: a white, liquid metal, also called quicksilver: the column of mercury in a thermometer or barometer: a messenger: a newspaper.--adj. MERC[=U]'RIAL, having the qualities said to belong to the god Mercury: active: sprightly: often changing: of or pertaining to trade: containing, or consisting of, mercury--also MERC[=U]'RIC.--v.t. MERC[=U]'RIALISE (med.), to affect with mercury: to expose to the vapour of mercury.--n. MERC[=U]'RIALIST.--adv. MERC[=U]'RIALLY.--n. MERCURIFIC[=A]'TION.--v.t. MERC[=U]'RIFY.--adj. MER'C[=U]ROUS. [Fr.,--L. Mercurius--merx, mercis, merchandise.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Hydrargyrum- m. Acetate of Hydrargyrus acetatus- m. Acid nitrate of, see Hydrargyri nitras- m. Ammoniated, Hydrargyrum praeciptatum- m. Ammonio-chloride of, Hydrargyrum praecipitatum- m. Bichloride of Hydrargyri oxymurias- m. Biniodide of, Hydrargyri iodidum rubrum, see Iodine- m. Bisulphuret of, Hydrargyri sulphuretum rubrum- m. Bromide of, see Bromine. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  29. (M-) Roman god of eloquence. skill, thieving, &c., & messenger of gods; (facet.) messenger; (M-) planet nearest to sun; quicksilver, whence mercuric, mercurous, aa. (chem.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. A bivalent liquid metal, symbol Hg. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. Syn.: quicksilver. A liquid metallic element of silvery color and metallic luster. At about 40 C. it freezes into a ductile and malleable solid, like tin; it also crystallizes at a low temperature. It occurs free, and also combined with sulphur, with chlorin, and with iodin. It forms two classes of compounds: the mercurous and the mercuric salts, in which it seems to act as a univalent and a bivalent radicle respectively. Symbol, Hg. Atomic weight, 200. Specific gravity, 13.61. Many metals dissolve in m. or form compounds with it, which are called amalgams. Its salts are poisonous, especially the soluble ores. Many of its salts are used in syphilis. List of poisons and their antidotes, see in appendix, page 939. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. [L.] A brilliant white metal, liquid at ordinary temperatures. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. [L.] A Latin god of commerce and gain. He had nothing to do with the Greek Hermes, and the Roman Fetials refused to allow their asserted identity. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  34. n. [Latin] A certain metal, white like silver, liquid at common temperatures; quicksilver;— a salt or preparation of mercury, used as a remedial agent, as calomel, blue pill, &c.;— the planet nearest the sun;— a news-boy; a messenger; also, a newspaper;— sprightliness; vivacity, Cabinet Dictionary

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