from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing coherence.
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Let mercury stand for the bi-polar metallic principle, best imaged as a line or 'axis' from north to south, -- the north or negative pole being the cohesive or coherentific force, and the south or positive pole being the dispersive or incoherentific force: the first is predominant in, and therefore represented by, carbon, -- the second by nitrogen; and the series of metals are the primary and, hence, indecomponible 'syntheta' and proportions of both.
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