It is truly a deep sea, he says, in which it is impossible to touch bottom.
Nowhere could I touch bottom or find any hope of solid foothold.
Here, too, soundings of seventeen hundred feet have been necessary to touch bottom.
They had been carried into deep water, where the tallest of them could not touch bottom.
The island might touch bottom when it had only gone down, say, a hundred feet.
Longshanks reached down as far as he could but not far enough to touch bottom.
Over there, on the outer curve of the bend, the longest pole will not touch bottom.
"But I'm just going to touch bottom," the tall digger expostulated.
At last he gave up trying to make it behave, and swam, pushing it before him, until he could touch bottom with his feet.
Perhaps we can touch bottom, and you can wade if you can't swim.