Horn-mercury

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horn-mercury mercurous chloride or calomel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. horn; Scand. and Ger. horn, Gael. and W. corn, L. cornu, Gr. keras.

Usage

In literature:

This notice of little gilt horn-books was inserted in the "Weekly Mercury" but once.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
But the Mercury possessed a singularly loud and clear motor-horn, and the voice of the Honorable Charles was drowned.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
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