What does the word mercury mean?

Usage examples for mercury

  1. If he caused trouble enough, they could still ship him to Mercury. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  2. He argued that, since the pressure of the atmosphere balanced a column of mercury 30 inches high, it followed that if one could find the weight of the mercury column one would also find the weight of a column of air standing on a base of the same size, and stretching away indefinitely into space. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  3. You, Mercury, must put up the lots, and bid all comers welcome to the sale. – On the Antiquity of the Chemical Art by James Mactear

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