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 full of quicksands.
So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.
They nearly came to grief in quicksands at the mouth of the river Neath.
In truth, he was deeper than ever in the quicksands of misunderstanding.
The weak are as great a danger for the strong as quicksands for an elephant.
As it is, we all tread on quicksands of mystery, that may open and engulf us at any instant.