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quick·sand

quicksand

 
pronunciation:
kwIk saend
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part of speech: noun
definition: a deep, wet, mixture of sand and water. Quicksand pulls down and swallows up a person or thing that stands on it.
Word History
The word quicksand is the modern form of an early English word, quysond, which means "living sand."