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:


My bright side and my dark side, warp and woof of my existence, constantly hobnob with each other, one trying its machiavellian manipulation of the other, and the other drowning out the truth with its stentorian screams. (by QuaQua)


Harriet's habit of hobnobbing with D.C. insiders turned out to be a machiavellian ploy to influence the health care debate: she'd feed them fabulous meals while delivering stentorian pitches for a public insurance option and other pet causes --members of the house one week, senators the next, then joint committee staff -- proving that she understands the warp and woof of our legislative system. (by beth)


Stentorian cries touting fruit for sale, Machiavellian negotiations with suppliers, and hobnobbing with longtime customers are the warp and woof of a London market vendor's day. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 29, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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