MERCURY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MERCURY
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 n.  temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
 n.  (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
Classic Sentence:
1  At last he spied her, but there was a sudden falling of his mercury.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  For three days the mercury had been five or six degrees below freezing and the steps were covered with ice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
3  They are expressed in the most plain and simple terms, wherein those people are not mercurial enough to discover above one interpretation: and to write a comment upon any law, is a capital crime.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
Example Sentence:
1  The mercury dived to five below zero.
2  The hollow glass tank contains hot mercury vapour.
3  There was a mercury pool for losers to reflect in while they blew their brains out.
4  Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30000 pounds of mercury each year.
5  Quick as quicksilver to change, he was mercurial in nature and therefore unreliable.