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quicksand

quick·sand

quicksand

 
pronunciation:
kwIk saend
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mixture of sand and water, often found in large natural beds, that can pull down and submerge an animal or other object that stands on it.
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Word History
The word quicksand is the modern form of an early English word, quysond, which means "living sand."