In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is no doubt the playwright can turn a beautiful phrase, but By the Bog of Cats is so absorbed in its own desire to be lyrical and mysterious, it fails to notice that it is sinking into the quicksands of pretension.
- Victims are sucked down by quicksands and drowned by the tides that can race in faster than a man can run.
- In desperation, she tried to force her unwilling feet to move, but it was as though she were mired in quicksand.
- Queen Anne's commissioners were seriously concerned about foundations in Millbank's quicksands, calling repeatedly for reports from architects, surveyors and master tradesmen.
- There's no worse place on earth for quicksand and nobody can top my men for sand rescue.
- Far from holding the intellectual high ground, economics rests on foundations of quicksand.
- We've all done it, its like walking in quicksand, the more you struggle the faster you sink.
- It is into this quicksand that the public finances are now fast sinking.
- When John died, in October 1216, shortly after losing part of his baggage train in quicksands in the Wash, the country was torn in two by a civil war which was going badly for the Angevins.
- His warnings proved to be accurate during the building of the Tuam Street pumping station as there was great difficulty because of the quicksands and beds of shingle around the site.
- We naturally turn to the Bible for guidance and find ourselves mired in interpretive quicksand.
- Stay on the foreshore and do not go onto the sands - nobody knows where the quicksands are.
- Explore the sands, catch some fish and learn about quicksands with Cedric Robinson.
- Morecambe Bay is notoriously dangerous, with fast rising tides and quicksands.
- Confronting seven different objections to our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures, he charts a course through the philosophical quicksands that often engulf us.
- As Martin Luther King Jr. told us, "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice."
- The only person to come out well from the whole affair was Harold, who is portrayed on the Bayeux Tapestry rescuing some of William's men from the quicksands in front of Mont St. Michel.
- If you're out of work and find yourself sinking in financial quicksand, don't be too proud to yell for help.
- When an old coach route from Lancaster to Kendal used to take a shortcut across the bay, several coaches were either overtaken by the tide or sucked under in quicksand.
- With quicksand, the more you struggle in it the faster you will sink.
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