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kwiksil ver

  • n  a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
  • s  liable to sudden unpredictable change
    a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next

  • A most sinister and most beneficent metal is quicksilver, whose properties mystified men for 4,000 years.
  • Ahead of us, the quicksilver water burbles and shushes.
  • After Lane's first tryst with her lover, the camera sits quietly on her, displaying her quicksilver emotions: a pang of guilt, a flicker of pleasure, finally tears and hysterical .
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