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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quick·sil·ver /-ˌsɪlvɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 quick·sil·ver /-ˌsɪlvɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quick·sil·ver n.  Chem. The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.
 Quicksilver horizon, a mercurial artificial horizon. See under Horizon.
 Quicksilver water, a solution of mercury nitrate used in artificial silvering; quick water.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior";
            "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a
            quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment,
            utterly fragile the next" [syn: erratic, fickle, mercurial,
      n : a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic
          element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary
          temperatures [syn: mercury, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic
          number 80]