- 1The liquid metal mercury.More example sentences
- Mercury has long been known also by the name quicksilver, because it is a silver liquid.
- It is the secret, the mystery of quicksilver, that a metal of such enormous density can yet remain liquid.
- California exported nearly all its silver to Asian markets, as well as much of its quicksilver [mercury], which was a key new element in improving the extraction of precious metals from ore.
- 1.1Used in similes and metaphors to describe something that moves or changes very quickly, or that is difficult to hold or contain: his mood changed like quicksilverMore example sentences
- They view political power as a quicksilver that is always everywhere at once in society, and therefore nowhere in particular.
- Ed Blackwell plays it straight for the most part, with only occasional flashes of the quicksilver rhythmic trickery he excelled at.
- Although Merlis' prose remains as fluid as quicksilver, the narrative thrust progressively dwindles as Joel's quixotic journey nears its end.
More definitions of quicksilverDefinition of quicksilver in:
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