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:


Larry's defense attorney had an oracular knowledge of the law, so he was able to convince the bench to entertain, as res gestae, Larry's supposed attraction to fetor, claiming that's why Larry moved towards the next stall, only feeling the police officer's cactus legs because they were in the way. (by QuaQua)


Judge McLeod was so preoccupied with anxiety over whether her nylon stockings hid her cactus legs well enough to avoid notice from the courtroom that she failed to follow the details of the attorneys' argument about whether the bottled fetor of the corpse constituted res gestae, and was forced to give a ruling that was less oracular and more muddled than she liked. (by Eli)


Despite counsel's objection, Judge Possumtrot declared with oracular aplomb plaintiff's remarks on the defendant's fetor and cactus legs to be "res gestae". (by robert)


Congested, and accustomed to constant abrasion with his wife's cactus legs, Judge Smith did not notice the skunk that brushed him on his morning walk, remaining nasally ignorant until that afternoon, when in his courtroom, plaintiff and defendant ceased quibbling over the res gestae of their tedious case and, usurping the judge's oracular status, issued a verdict against him: guilty of fetor. (by Rudi)


After considering the res gestae of the case, the marriage counselor declared that Lance's gripe about the prickle of his wife's cactus legs was insignificant compared to her complaint about his fetor, and with oracular severity she ordered him to attend finishing school for unkempt adult men. (by Rudi)


Charlie rode the fumes of his Johnny Walker Red hoping to get past the fetor of the peeping tom’s testimony and the incarcerate stink of res gestae: it was his very own mother’s cactus legs that sliced up her boss’s neck while her deep throat managed its oracular sentence, “This’ll be the last time you tell ME to shave!” (by Bovinity)


The fetor eminating from the squalid body lying next to him in bed, in conjunction with the fact of her cactus legs, meant that Timothy did not need oracular powers to determine that he had drunk far too much the previous evening; these res gestae would be admissible in the trial when he sued his best mate Nigel, for allowing this to happen. (by luigi)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 15, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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