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:


When Yashoda noticed little Krishna's ability to sweet-talk his way out of punishment after stealing gimcracks from neighbors, she wondered if he would grow up to be a sycophant, but when he got away with abigeat (after the cows from the village across the river were found natant, lured by his mesmerizing flute play), she was sure. (by QuaQua)


Exhibit A was a photograph of a natant cow carcass in Miller's Creek, the remnant of a bungled attempt at abigeat by defendant Sanders, a gimcrack rustler, who had so far escaped retribution only through his exceptional abilities as a sweet-talking sycophant. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 25, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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