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Word: quicksilver

Definition: mercury


Sentences Containing 'quicksilver'

Then it is that hearts leap and laughter breaks forth, and the body grows restless and all the senses turn quicksilver.
Well, then I happened to think how they always put quicksilver in loaves of bread and float them off, because they always go right to the drownded carcass and stop there.
I took out the plug and shook out the little dab of quicksilver, and set my teeth in.
What that was, whether essence of quicksilver, or a few drops of hartshorn, there is no telling.

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