Cinnebar


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Cinnebar

A slang term for coins in Hong Kong. Literally, the term refers to mercury ore. An alternate slang term with the same meaning is ground.
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With this thought in mind I spent the afternoon applying soft cinnebar to my new bedroom wall and wondering if I was doing the right thing.
But today, without a license, as I drive a car black as the blind mules in the old McPherson cinnebar mine,
Her black car becomes historical, and excavates, by association, her family's past, the cinnebar mine.