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Sample sentences for the GRE study word quicksilver

quicksilver can be used as a adj
quicksilver can be used as a noun

1.Mars iron, Mercury quicksilver we clep. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
2.a chemical phrase, signifying the dissolution of quicksilver in acid. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.Yes, and they take loaves of bread and put quicksilver in 'em and set 'em afloat, and wherever there's anybody that's drownded, they'll float right there and stop.. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
4.Well, then I happened to think how they always put quicksilver in loaves of bread and float them off, because they always go right to the drownded carcass and stop there. - from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
5."This instrument," quoth he, "which that thou seest, Take in thine hand, and put thyself therein Of this quicksilver an ounce, and here begin, In the name of Christ, to wax a philosopher. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.The false interpreters of nature declare that quicksilver is the common seed of every metal, not remembering that nature varies the seed according to the variety of the things she desires to produce in the world. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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