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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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Noel said: "Custard is a fluid with an identity crisis and the workshop explains the reasons behind this as well as the importance of other fluids such as quicksands and slimes.
The science-based workshop Weird Custard allows visitors to use one of the nation's favourite desserts to walk on, use as quicksand or even make a giant flamethrower.
Morecambe Bay's 120 square miles of swirling currents and constantly-shifting sands include some of the most treacherous quicksands in Britain.
When the old coach route from Lancaster to Kendal used to take a short cut across the bay, several coaches were either overtaken by the tide or sucked under in quicksand.
Some of his team were among around 200 picking in Morecambe Bay on Wednesday but withdrew because of particularly difficult tides, the quicksands and the swirling fog.
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.
During filming, actor Charlie Lawson spotted the windsurfers were in serious difficulties when they became trapped on quicksands.
McDowell provides a compelling reading of Quicksands final chapters as a commentary on lola Leroy (96-97).
Toward the middle of her 1928 novel Quicksand, Nella Larsen thematizes her authorial relation to the literary past in a scene that uncannily adumbrates the future demise of her career.
The canal was laboriously hewn by hand 'through rocks, quicksands and mosses, carried up precipices and over valleys, rising and falling 160 feet by means of 39 locks, passing over 10 major aqueducts and a number of smaller ones', according to reports of the day.