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mercury in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmercurymer·cu·ry /ˈmɜːkjəri $ ˈmɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  HCEa heavy silver-white poisonous metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures, and is used in thermometers. It is a chemical element: symbol Hg
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mercuryThey calculate severe leaching of such toxic metals as beryllium, aluminum, mercury, lead, and cadmium.Lighting is by two Floraset mercury vapour lamps which were originally set on a timer to give 11 hours of light.The silvery substance clung to his skin, looking like tiny beads of mercury, as slippery as graphite between his fingers.The restaurant is amply air-conditioned, since the mercury often creeps north in South Bay.The monostable is an edge-triggered device which resets the timer every time the mercury rolls on to the switch contacts.The final stage of circuit board construction is to insert the integrated circuit IC1 with the identification notch next to the mercury switch.The mercury hovered around ninety, and so did the humidity.The mercury method, so popular in the Roman period for gilding, can also be used for silvering bronze and brass.