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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Mercury (2)

An interior planet of the Solar system, whose orbit is nearest the sun, the greatest distance being nearly 43,000,000 m. and the least over 28,000,000, is one-seventeenth the size of the earth, but is of greater density, and accomplishes its revolution in about 84 days; it is visible just before the sun rises and after it sets, but that very seldom owing to the sun's neighbourhood.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Mercury (2)'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/mercury-2.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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