But the snags were thick, the water was treacherous and shallow, the boiler seemed indeed to have a sulky devil in it, and thus neither that fireman nor I had any time to peer into our creepy thoughts.
I saw him extend his short flipper of an arm for a gesture that took in the forest, the creek, the mud, the river,—seemed to beckon with a dishonoring flourish before the sunlit face of the land a treacherous appeal to the lurking death, to the hidden evil, to the profound darkness of its heart.
There are no more uses of "treacherous" in the book.
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The road through Afghanistan’s Kabul gorge is even more treacherous than the Road of Death in Bolivia.
It’s a gorgeous beach, but the waves are treacherous in the water.