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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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Slightly later in plate 2 of Milton (10-13, E 96) the facets of generation are addressed mercurially by Blake, where a phallic "False Tongue" (10) is "vegetated" in spaces beneath lunar Beulah (a word that means "to be a married woman" in Hebrew).
5) Duke Piero imprisons his daughter Mellida and banishes the Stoic Pandulpho in Antonio's Revenge, while the Duke of Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy grants his stepson Junior Brother a reprieve from execution by imprisoning him, and even goes so far as to mercurially order his heir Lussurioso's confinement and subsequent liberation within the course of a single scene.
And he does this mercurially through a variety of mediums, whether in his column for The Globe and Mail, appearing on CBC television and radio, or in his work for the Canadian Auto Workers union.
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.