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:


Harriet's draconian approach to Halloween meant no trick-or-treater escaped from her clutches without a new word: ghosts learned to call themselves fetches, werewolves became lycanthropes, and no one eked so much as a skittle from the experience. (by beth)


No one knew that coach Smith, a fetching but draconian taskmaster, who always eked out the best performance from his team, was also a lycanthrope, secretly howling at the moon on the nights of his victories. (by Rudi)


The stern baby-sitter set out to institute a draconian code of discipline, but the toddler exploited the sitter's hidden lycanthropy, eking out the wolf in her to play a rowdy game of fetch. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 31, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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