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a treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy

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a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

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It's like quicksand - we're always sinking, one level deeper or one more stratum to go before we know what's the bottom-out.
Mr McDonald added that on Tuesday morning one of the North Wales cocklers was trapped in quicksand up to his chest and had to be rescued.
AN 11-YEAR-OLD schoolboy cheated death last night after falling into quicksand while playing on a gravel-filled pond with pals.
Three of the most important novels of the period were migration novels: Jean Toomer's Cane, Walter White's Flight, and Nella Larsen's Quicksand.
Fire crews spent five hours in a race against time to free Mr Anthony Clarkson as he sunk into the food at Wayside Farm in Whittingham, Lancashire, which was acting like quicksand.
The upcoming slate includes Before Night Falls (directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Javier Bardem, Andrea di Stefano, Olivier Martinez, Johnny Depp and Sean Penn); Quicksand (starring Michael Caine and Michael Keaton); My Kingdom (directed by Don Boyd and starring Richard Harris and Lynn Redgrave); Cheri (adapted from the novel by Colette and starring Jessica Lange); Skins (directed by Chris Eyre and starring Eric Schweig and Graham Greene); Ed Gein (based on the true life story of serial killer Ed Gein); Proximity (starring Rob Lowe and James Coburn); and Greenfingers (starring Clive Owen, Helen Mirren and David Kelly).
is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Quicksand Performance the all new XYB-1300 Side X Side will be unveiled to Dealers at the Dealer Expo show on February 13th - 15th.
The 34-year-old tells us: "I'd spent all year saying 'everything's going to be fine, we're all strong' but then you hear in the song that some days I actually felt like I was in quicksand.
It was the first drop in what would eventually become a torrent that turned into a quagmire of financial quicksand in which Brown remains trapped to this day.
Chapter two combines Heinz Kohut's work on narcissistic disorders and Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928).
Firemen won a dramatic race against time to save a schoolboy trapped in a quicksand.
Liquefaction occurs when water-saturated sandy soil close to the ground surface is shaken and temporarily acts like quicksand.
2 billion should be helping people stay firmly put in the middle class, rather than keeping them trapped in the quicksand of poverty.
Du Bois's Dark Princess, Richard Wright's Savage Holiday, Nella Larsen's Quicksand, and Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee.
Revelation was formed in the mid `80s and built its reputation as a groundbreaking label on releases from bands such as Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Orange 9MM, Sick Of It All and Quicksand.