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:


From a nightmare of Gilbert Gottfried bearing gimcracks that he claimed cured diseases, I was woken up by the raspy confabulation of the AFLAC duck gruntling its fellow animals into relief from their fear of insurancelessness. (by QuaQua)


The diplomats confabulated until they were raspy-voiced, gruntling the doves of both nations, but their easy talk was artful show: full of gimcrack promises and recollections of history that were diagnosable confabulations. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 24, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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