To Herron it has felt like “a marathon that I ran in quicksand, getting nowhere quickly.”
The McKesson proxy statement is 100-plus pages of quicksand.
An emaciated Steve Jobs jiving from an underground lair about his health is quicksand.
Five minutes later, he is up to his thighs in liquid that is quicksand thick.
These tiny lumps of ice pile up around a traveller, and when he tries to push onward he sinks as though in a bed of quicksand.
Don't you remember that when we found the other two out, they were sent to the quicksand pit?
In some parts every trace of path is smothered by sand, and quicksand also must be warily avoided.
I was one of those who helped to throw them into the quicksand pit.
The swamp would swallow a man as quickly as if he fell into quicksand.
And weren't they afterward thrown into the quicksand pit to die?
A deep bed of loose, smoothly rounded sand grains, saturated with water and forming a soft, shifting mass that yields easily to pressure and tends to engulf objects resting on its surface. Although it is possible for a person to drown while mired in quicksand, the human body is less dense than any quicksand and is thus not drawn or sucked beneath the surface as is sometimes popularly believed.