Manuel Eisner, of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, assembled a "History of Homicide Database" in which he meticulously logged all estimates of the murder rate in different countries throughout the last thousand years.
We had no right to challenge his choices in spite of our lives being tied to his as tightly as a water-logged knot.
Yellowing is a common sign of water-logged roots, and if accompanied by wilting may be due to drought.
" quicksand," loose water-logged sand, readily yielding to weight or pressure, and "quicksilver," the common name of the metal mercury.
If the latter is too compact or has its interstices filled with carbon dioxide gas or with water - as is the case when the ground is water-logged - the roots rapidly die of suffocation just as would an animal under the same conditions.