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noun as in solar system

noun as in terrestrial planet

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It was also a comfortable jacket for ski transitions on days when the mercury dipped to the low thirties.

When the mercury drops, Frank Vallas, beverage manager at Dallas-based Tacos and Tequila, brews this mix of hot tea and tequila.

With coronavirus cases spiking and the mercury dropping, sparking a run on backyard heating devices, I knew Bryner could tell me what will happen when the fuel for those heaters is burned.

Turns out they’re also a prime source of toxic mercury, scientists reported on November 16 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

When someone on Earth goes from standing to lying down, that pressure rises from around 0 millimeters of mercury to about 15 mmHg.

According to Wynd, “Freddie Mercury once said he wanted to lead a Victorian life surrounded by exquisite clutter.”

He was demoted at the Mercury News, and left the paper in 1997.

In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Shi described one unwelcome encounter with Zhang.

That means most of these planets orbit closer than Mercury does to the Sun.

Caroline Sweeney, the police reporter for the Pottstown Mercury, updates the page at least once a week.

These have canted bay windows below them, and their pediments are surmounted by figures representing Mercury and Athæne.

But the day he planned to start was very cold—the mercury stood twenty-seven below zero.

Bang went the fragile bulb, as it splintered into a thousand atoms, and the mercury shot in sparkling globules over the table.

If it be true that Venus does not turn upon its axis, such is likely to be the case also with the planet Mercury.

Next beyond Mercury is Venus, a sphere only a little less in diameter than the earth.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Mercury, such as: the earth, copernican system, heliocentric system, jupiter, mars, and neptune.

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