In ground which is of the nature of quicksand, piles will often slowly rise to their original position after each blow.
"The Delta," he exclaims, "shall become a plashy quicksand, a second Syrtis !
They had sighted the coast of Peloponnesus when a storm overtook them and drove them to the coast of Libya, where they were saved from a quicksand by the local nymphs.
" quicksand," loose water-logged sand, readily yielding to weight or pressure, and "quicksilver," the common name of the metal mercury.
As he rode, problems bobbed to the surface of his mind like driftwood released from quicksand – ready to be plucked from the surface and worked into something useable.
veins and flat deposits below the general level Boring of the country; or the outcrop lies beyond the limits of the property or under water or water-bearing formations, or is covered by quicksand, or is deeply buried.
Swiss Army exists to fortify your resources should you ever find yourself backpacking through Malaysia, wrestling jungle serpents, or stumbling into a unwelcoming pool of quicksand.
Two large water mains had both ruptured, and flowing underground had formed a quicksand.
When it is grounded to the floor, try to avoid the quicksand by doing multiple jumps.
As he rode, problems bobbed to the surface of his mind like driftwood released from quicksand â€“ ready to be plucked from the surface and worked into something useable.
Imagine a million square miles of empty desert, an unmapped land patched with treacherous quicksand, a blisteringly hot place lashed by sandstorms.
Rothenberg, J., Avoiding technological quicksand, op cit.
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