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:

4

I galumphed through my desert life with gimcracks as my possessions; suddenly, the hug of a gentle cool breeze, God's embrace; lush green, cold stream, sweet berries, His haiku, His rebuses in nature's script; now I gallop, and with gem-sacks in my soul. (by QuaQua)

3

Harriet was explaining how she'd overcome haiku's syllable limits by using rebuses in her poems when Rudi came galumphing in on a gimcrack hobbyhorse he'd found in the cellar and warned her that such chimerical submissions would never be accepted by the poetry competition. (by beth)

2

After five minutes perusing the gimcracks in the checkout line at the bookstore, Sarah is usually ready to leave, but I can happily spend hours galumphing around the place hunting for treasures like an 18th century collection of haiku in Japanese or a rare first-edition illustrated puzzle book of rebuses and word searches. (by Eli)

1

It was only his haiku apology that redeemed the galumphing waiter in the bookstore-cafe, who mistook the shelves for the kitchen, and brought gimcrack to a tea-thirsty man (yours truly): "Sorry that I served / 'Rebus: Pictogram Puzzles' / We're out of rooibos!" (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Friday, October 23, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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