mercury mercury  /ˈmɜrkjə ri/

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  1. (n) a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
  2. (n) (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
  3. (n) the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun
  4. (n) temperature measured by a mercury thermometer

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  1. More successful and profitable than attempts to create gold from mercury is the actual creation of electricity at Hartford, Conn.
  2. Q A: With renewed focus on high-mercury tuna, one public-health expert says the real danger is that we're not eating enough fish.
  3. Only a few months ago, mercury pollution was thought to be a problem confined mainly to the Great Lakes region.

News

  1. Mercury down Mystics

    Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Diana Taurasi scored 31 points and the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Washington Mystics 90-82, on Friday. Brittney Griner, the first overall pick of the 2013 WNBA Draft, had 21 points and four blocks for the Mercury, who have won four of their last five games.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  2. Mercury 90, Mystics 82

    The Phoenix Mercury have one of the WNBA's most consistent scorers and the league's top rookie, and needed both to hold off the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  3. Used Mercury OEM Parts Now Listed Online for Parts Research at AutoProsUSA.com

    Used Mercury OEM parts are now listed for buyers online performing parts research at the AutoProsUSA.com company. These used units are now part of the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury division of parts that are available for consumer purchase on the company website. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/used-mercury-oem-parts/parts-for-mercury-cars/prweb10860610.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "I talked to Jeremy on the phone, and he told me that he discovered that he had a very high level of mercury. So my understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer," he told Daily Variety.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Mamet Source: TheImproper.com

  2. "This becomes the fourth study to look for subtle signs of mercury toxicity and show the answer was 'no,'" said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the author of a book on autism research and...
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Paul Offit Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. But "on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, he flew all three and did not make a mistake," said Christopher Kraft, who was Schirra's Mercury and Gemini flight director and later head of NASA's Johnson Space Center. "He was a consummate test pilot....
    on May 3, 2007 By: Christopher Kraft Source: Guardian Unlimited

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