But at the word the whole world reeled and her feet were on quicksands.
These coffee-colored floods were underlaid by thick strata of quicksands.
It was a long, pleasant ride; its only drawback to me being the fording of the river, which had quicksands and a rapid current.
He was not used to treading the quicksands of duplicity, and he felt himself sinking.
Her last words to me were a message to him, for she does not know he is dead beneath the quicksands of Big Sandy.
She gave it to be understood that he, like Bompard, had met his fate in the quicksands.
At low water this is nothing more than a huge acreage of mud, with quicksands beneath.
The beach, which was the natural approach, was full of quicksands.
Marie Louise found herself on a huge tapestried divan provided with deep, soft cushions that held her like a quicksands.
In truth, he was deeper than ever in the quicksands of misunderstanding.
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.
found only in Acts 27:17, the rendering of the Greek Syrtis. On the north coast of Africa were two localities dangerous to sailors, called the Greater and Lesser Syrtis. The former of these is probably here meant. It lies between Tripoli and Barca, and near Cyrene. The Lesser Syrtis lay farther to the west.