These coffee-colored floods were underlaid by thick strata of quicksands.
Who could counsel her so well, or tell her the shoals and quicksands before her?
He was not used to treading the quicksands of duplicity, and he felt himself sinking.
She gave it to be understood that he, like Bompard, had met his fate in the quicksands.
The beach, which was the natural approach, was ...