Quicksand (noun)

A deep, wet, and loose sand that can easily suck in anything standing or stepping on it.

Origin:

From old english cwic "alive" + sand "sand".

Examples:

  1. Be careful walking near the shoreline, there might be quicksand.
  2. He got stuck in quicksand and had to be rescued.
  3. Quicksand is a natural hazard that can be found in some coastal areas.
  4. The quicksand is formed by ground water saturating the sand and making it unstable.
  5. Quicksand is not as common as it is portrayed in movies and TV shows.
Some random words: immersion, amphora, awning