mercurial

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mercurial

1. of, like, containing, or relating to mercury
2. of, like, or relating to the god or the planet Mercury
3. Med any salt of mercury for use as a medicine
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The cosmic resonance evoked by a page of newsprint recurs in a poem like "Horoscope," in which the speaker mercurially turns a satire of daily astrological consultation into a suddenly earnest vision of man as helplessly controlled by natural forces--"a diligent creature of the stellar / puppeteer.
However, as is often the case with mercurially talented footballers, Colm Cooper clearly isn't comfortable with striking penalties and his weak effort dribbled wide of Alan Quirke's post.
Shadow-me, not with malice but mercurially shot with foreknowledge of dread and sweat.