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quagmire
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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a difficult, complex situation — especially one from which it is difficult to escape

or more specifically:  a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  • From the end of it a small wand planted here and there showed where the path zigzagged from tuft to tuft of rushes among those green-scummed pits and foul quagmires which barred the way to the stranger.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (82% in)

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