Quicksilver water
Quicksilver Quick"sil`ver, n. [Quick living + silver; -- so called from its fluidity; cf. G. quecksilber, L. argentum vivum. See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver. [1913 Webster]

{Quicksilver horizon}, a mercurial artificial horizon. See under {Horizon}.

{Quicksilver water}, a solution of mercury nitrate used in artificial silvering; quick water. [1913 Webster]


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