Quicksand
Quicksand Quick"sand`, n. Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it. [1913 Webster]

Life hath quicksands, -- Life hath snares! --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quicksand — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Post Hardcore Hardcore Punk Gründung 1990 Auflösung 1998 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quicksand — Quicksand, 1) Sand, dessen Körner eckig sind; 2) so v.w. seiner Sand …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • quicksand — (n.) c.1400, from M.E. quyk living (see QUICK (Cf. quick)) + sond sand (see SAND (Cf. sand) (n.)). Old English had cwecesund, but this might have meant lively strait of water …   Etymology dictionary

  • quicksand — ► NOUN (also quicksands) ▪ loose wet sand that sucks in anything resting on it …   English terms dictionary

  • quicksand — [kwik′sand΄] n. [ME quykkesand: see QUICK & SAND] a deep, semifluid deposit or bed of sand in which an animal, heavy object, etc. may be trapped or engulfed …   English World dictionary

  • Quicksand — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Quicksand signifie sable mouvant en anglais. Sommaire 1 Cinéma et télévision 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • quicksand — quicksandy, adj. /kwik sand /, n. a bed of soft or loose sand saturated with water and having considerable depth, yielding under weight and therefore tending to suck down any object resting on its surface. [1275 1325; ME qwykkesand. See QUICK,… …   Universalium

  • quicksand — [[t]kwɪ̱ksænd[/t]] quicksands 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Quicksand is deep, wet sand that you sink into if you try to walk on it. 2) N UNCOUNT, also N in pl You can refer to a situation as quicksand when you want to suggest that it is dangerous… …   English dictionary

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