Quicksand

Definition of Quicksand

Quick´sand`
n.1.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.
Life hath quicksands, - Life hath snares!
- Longfellow.

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