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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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tending to change quickly, frequently, and unpredictably
  • Mercurial Malachi.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (70% in)
  • (He upturns his eyes) Mercurial Malachi!
    Episode 15 — Circe (85% in)
  • ...when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently anatomically constructed race of beings might subsist otherwise under Martian, Mercurial, Veneral, Jovian, Saturnian, Neptunian or Uranian sufficient and equivalent conditions, though an apogean humanity of beings created in varying forms with finite differences resulting similar to the whole and to one another would probably...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (47% in)

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