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Origin of quicksand
OTHER WORDS FROM quicksandquicksandy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for quicksand
They fought their way out of it, dug their way out of that quicksand.
Then when we were finally able to come back, it was like we were moving in quicksand.
To Herron it has felt like “a marathon that I ran in quicksand, getting nowhere quickly.”Caught Between Military and Civilian Justice, a Battered Wife Waits and Waits for Help|Jacob Siegel|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 1905 guide An Elementary Class-Book of Practical Coal-Mining touts its effectiveness in digging mine shafts through quicksand.Fukushima N-Plant Will Be Surrounded by a Wall of Ice|Josh Dzieza|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That next morning felt slow and strange, like wading through quicksand.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The McKesson proxy statement is 100-plus pages of quicksand.He’s One of the Nation’s Highest-Paid CEOs—and You’ve Never Heard of Him|Gary Rivlin|January 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Five minutes later, he is up to his thighs in liquid that is quicksand thick.
In ground which is of the nature of quicksand, piles will often slowly rise to their original position after each blow.
And now at last we can step again from the treacherous quicksand of reminiscences on the terra firma of documents.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
On the west side timbers and wool sacks were sunk into a quicksand upon which to rest the foundations of the abutment.The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight
And I beheld her walk straight into the borders of the quicksand where it is more abrupt and dangerous.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The boy's mount had mired one foot in a quicksand pocket and had gone down on its knees.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin