verb (used with object)
- quid pro quo
Origin of quicksilver
Examples from the Web for quicksilver
Crystal is a onetime member of the Avengers, and in various storylines is also married to Quicksilver.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The end credit scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier introduces the new Avengers the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who portrayed the eponymous character in Kick-Ass, will play her brother, Quicksilver.
Quicksilver is capable of moving and thinking at incredible speeds, and eventually traveling through time.
The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, or Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, first appeared as X-Men villains in 1964.
How is one to keep such a piece of quicksilver as you in a state of placid stodge!Captain Desmond, V.C.|Maud Diver
Trying to stop gossip is like trying to put your finger on a drop of quicksilver.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
Look up at the mountain, yonder—high up, above the quicksilver mines.Wandering Heath|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It is also said that they rubbed them over with quicksilver, which being wrought upon by the heat of the sun caused them to move.Selections From The Kur-an|Edward William Lane
“Quicksilver Bob” he was called as a boy in Lancaster, because he used to buy all that metal he could for experiments.Historic Inventions|Rupert S. Holland
Word Origin for quicksilver
Old English cwicseolfor, literally "living silver," translating Latin argentum vivum (cf. Italian argento vivo), literally "living silver;" so called from its liquid mobility. See quick (adj.) + silver (n.). Cf. Dutch kwikzilver, Old High German quecsilbar, German quecksilber, French vif-argent, Italian argenta viva.