Definition of Quicksands

1. Noun. (plural of quicksand) ¹



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Definition of Quicksands

1. quicksand [n] - See also: quicksand

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quicksands

quickhatch
quickhatches
quickies
quicklier
quicklime
quicklimed
quicklimes
quickliming
quickly
quickness
quicknesses
quicks
quicksand
quicksandlike
quicksands (current term)
quicksandy
quicksave
quicksaved
quicksaves
quicksaving
quickset
quickset(a)
quicksets
quicksilver
quicksilver(a)
quicksilvered
quicksilvering
quicksilvers
quicksilvery

Literary usage of Quicksands

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1. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"Sinking Shafts through quicksands.—A description is given by Mr. TC Hairt ... In going through these quicksands a small drum was sunk in the centre of the ..."

2. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"There are the " quicksands," mixtures of sand and water, which sometimes engulf ... Small and harmless quicksands are often formed where the sand is not ..."

3. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"... as it proceeds—Walling—Tubbing—Machine Drills to Expedite Sinking— Piling through quicksands—Sinking through quicksands by hollow Cylinders of Cast- ..."

4. Armadale by Wilkie Collins (1866)
"... triumph over difficulties and dangers, which had never been contemplated by Mother Oldershaw herself. CHAPTER XI. MISS GWILT AMONG THE quicksands. 1. ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1843)
"SHOALS AND quicksands. FIERCELY has it been debated which is the most rapid mode of communication for the wandering spirits of a restless community. ..."

6. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"WELLS IN quicksands.—If the soil is sufficiently firm for the well to be dug in the ordinary way, the quicksand may be prevented from running through the ..."

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