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I have more names than one; but the name of Quicksilver suits me as well as any other.

Quicksilver looked at it with a smile, and nodded his approbation.

"I told you she would be the first to discover them," said Quicksilver to Perseus.

"And that would be a great pity," said Quicksilver, with his mischievous smile.

"They are three very strange old ladies," said Quicksilver, laughing.

So, if you call me Quicksilver, the name will fit tolerably well.

But think of your turning Mercury into Quicksilver, and talking about his sister!

It was Quicksilver; and he brought one hither, as well as the box.

It would have been as easy for quicksilver to remain at the top of an incline.

Another device is, to fill the pores of such riffle-bars with quicksilver.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cwicseolfor, literally "living silver," translating Latin argentum vivum (cf. Italian argento vivo), literally "living silver;" so called from its liquid mobility. See quick (adj.) + silver (n.). Cf. Dutch kwikzilver, Old High German quecsilbar, German quecksilber, French vif-argent, Italian argenta viva.

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