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.
The boys will think a quicksand has swallowed us, and no one will be sleeping there at Soledad.
In some parts every trace of path is smothered by sand, and quicksand also must be warily avoided.
That green strip of willow is the edge of a quicksand where no one knows the depth.
The swamp would swallow a man as quickly as if he fell into quicksand.
She had married the solid Hermie, and he had turned out to be quicksand.
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.