One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ointment containing mercury (in the form of quicksilver), used especially in the treatment of syphilitic skin disease.Related blue butter
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Quincy (d. 1722), apothecary and physician. After post-classical Latin unguentum coeruleum.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.