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:


After ignoring the nerdy kid's foofaraw over the sorrel that was the "healthy option" at the school cafeteria, which he claimed was cooked by a kitchen worker who did not keep good hygiene, we could practically call the roll standing in a long line outside the only working toilet stall trying hard to stanch the runs. (by Kannan)


Foofaraw was the word that came to mind when he saw the baroquely embroidered damask of her sorrel-colored gown, but he somehow managed to stanch the urge to abandon his hiding place to point this out; they could now call the roll as Julia's arrival meant that all of Wesley's former paramours were present and the evening's "festivities" could begin. (by Luigi)


Fearing a foofaraw, like any maitre d', I tried to stanch the influx of those vain culinary students, but they crowded inside and called the roll, then shrieked "Mon Dieu!", dropping their salad textbooks when I told them: no sorrel today! (by Rudi)


He felt as misplaced and sour as the Colombian sorrels in the yuppie salad he was pretending to enjoy, and tried to stanch the high society pretense and foofaraw deluging his senses, by distracting himself with thoughts of the warmth he felt when he came up for air at orgies and saw that he could call the roll. (by aslam)


"Don't raise a foofaraw, it's only a scratch," said Harriet, stanching the flow of blood that had matted her sorrel hair -- the aftermath of a free-for-all in our favorite bar, where two rival gangs tried to call the roll at the same time. (by Beth)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 07, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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