Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


An altercation, over mortmain, at the bifurcation, of the terreplein, ended when the courtesy fart, of his counterpart, hit, like a dart, killing Bonaparte. (by Kannan)


Since the construction of the adjacent motorway, Underthwickle Castle rarely had visitors (either friendly or hostile), but Lord Chiselton felt compelled by mortmain to maintain its historic bifurcated rampart, complete with a company of archers on the left-hand terreplein to repel enemies and bean-eating sentries on the right to provide courtesy farts to cover the indiscretions of visiting dignitaries. (by Eli)


Though the fortress had been acquired by a wealthy perfumer and turned into a museum, its terrepleins were bound by mortmain to manifest the spirit of battle: no longer filled with soldiers, cannons, and flying projectiles, it now teemed with tourists and bellicose odors emerging from their rear-facing bifurcations, each effusion reciprocated by a barrage of passive-aggressive courtesy farts. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 04, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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