the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
(n.) Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Quicksand'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​q/quicksand.html. 1828.