Erin Phillips (born 1985) is an Australian rules footballer for the
Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW) competition and a
former professional basketball player. With the launch of the AFLW in
2017, Phillips began her football career at age 31. Despite not having
played competitive football since she was 13 years old, Phillips won
the AFLW best and fairest award by a wide margin twice in her first
three seasons in 2017 and 2019. In both years, she also led Adelaide to
the premiership and won best on ground in the AFLW Grand Final. Before
her football career, Phillips played nine seasons in the Women's
National Basketball Association (WNBA), winning her first WNBA title
with the Indiana Fever in 2012 and another with the Phoenix Mercury in
2014. She also represented Australia on the women's national basketball
team, winning a gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women
and serving as a co-vice captain at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Wilford Woodruff, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ
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officially disavowed the future practice of plural marriage.
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Dougal Haston and Doug Scott of the Southwest Face expedition
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1. (comparable) Having a lively or volatile character; animated,
2. (not comparable, astrology) Pertaining to the astrological influence
of the planet Mercury; having the characteristics of a person under such
influence (see adjective sense 1).
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4. (not comparable, chemistry) Of or pertaining to the element mercury
or quicksilver; containing mercury.
5. (not comparable, medicine) Caused by the action of mercury or a
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god of, among other things, commerce, financial gain, communication, and
thieves and trickery; hence (comparable), money-making; crafty.
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