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noun Quag"mire`
Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.

Etymology: Quake + mire

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  1. A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Recorded since 1579, from two virtual synonyms: obsolete English quag (“bog, marsh”) (a variant of Middle English quabbe (“bog, marsh”), from Old English *cwabba (“shake, tremble like something soft and flabby”); cognate with Dutch kwab) + mire (from Middle English, from Old Norse mýrr, akin to Old English mōs (“marsh”) and English moss). The sense “perilous, mixed up and troubled situation” has been recorded since 1775.

Alternatively, the word may apparently be a variation of the earlier quakemire, from quake + mire.

  1. A swampy, soggy area of ground.
    That regularly ‘swallows’ caught-up hikers' boots
  2. (figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
    The paperwork got lost in a of bureaucracy.
    Those election results are a for any coalition except one of national union

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Glenn Quagmire is an us navy ensign, commercial airline pilot, and united states navy.



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Past life for Quagmire born Nov 17, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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