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:


Have you contemplated the draconian measure of withholding the definitions from your logophiles, whether or not they are pescatarians, or do you think that such a tenebrous prospect would drive them to have morbid thoughts and feelings about your website? (by NonnaBarbara)


Twas brillig and a tenebrous foreshadowing moon wove a morbid tove over the ocean; the pescatarian scouring the crests for a meal, competing with the night pelicans' Draconian peckings, left barely enough for even a who-mouse.... (by jglass01)


In her seagoing days, morbid and tenebrous dreams -- which she believed were brought on by too much salt-preserved meat -- led Harriet to become a pescatarian, but when she returned to land she couldn't tolerate the draconian restrictions of that diet, so she resumed her old omnivorous ways. (by beth)


Living with the draconian restrictions of veganism, I developed a morbid fascination with the local butcher shop (tracking its sales and specials, befriending its staff), until one Sunday I attended a requiem mass, its tenebrous lament for the dead inspiring me to count my purism among them, and from then on I have embraced the compromise of being a pescatarian. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Friday, October 30, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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