from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology A god that served as messenger to the other gods and was himself the god of commerce, travel, and thievery.
- n. The smallest of the inner planets and the one nearest the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 87.97 days at a mean distance of 57.91 million kilometers (35.98 million miles) and a mean radius of approximately 2,440 kilometers (1,516 miles).
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- proper n. The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.
- proper n. The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by ☿.
He may have a high mercury count, but Mercury can count reeeeeaaallly fast.
MESSENGER, an acronym for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, is the first NASA spacecraft to Mercury since Mariner 10 passed by the planet three times between 1974 and 1975.
Ford proposed to export a specialty vehicle, a Mazda 323 modified as a convertible roadster, to be sold in the United States under the name Mercury Capri.
Anna Mercury is the most recent - and best - of those agents.
Scipio had taken his stand on an eminence which they called Mercury's Hill, and from here he became aware that the walls were in many places without defenders.
But to tell You True, though Chymists do Unanimously affirm that their Resolutions discover a Principle, which they call Mercury, yet I find them to give of it Descriptions so Differing, and so
The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.
The history of Project Mercury is not being destroyed, just some decayed structures.
Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the earth's crust, air, soil and water.
Mercury is toxic to a developing central nervous system and brain.
(Venus won't work, the Moon even less so and Mercury is right out.)
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