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:


As the settlers devoured the enchorial elements of the dinner such as the fried bread from the corn crop, and enjoyed boiled pumpkin as douceur, asseverating how they would not have survived the winter without the help of the natives, the chief wondered if eating was the only hobbyhorse of the newcomers, and shuddered in fear of their esurience. (by QuaQua)


Notwithstanding that directing the Sunday Singers is your peculiar hobbyhorse, Jedediah McMullen, if you continue to asseverate that your highfalutin' hymns are superior to the enchorial songs of Appalachia, I shall shoot you dead with this very flintlock and perform "The Cuckoo Bird" over your bleeding body as a douceur. (by pej)


Grandmother is very earnest about her peculiar hobbyhorse: she goes on at length about which elves are enchorial to the Berkshires, and, to the family's embarrassment, asseverates that she has planted particular flowers in her garden as a douceur for the fairies who visit it at dawn each day. (by roch)


Study of the enchorial flora of New Zealand was Roland's only passion, and though admiring students frequently sent him douceurs, his only response was to asseverate that nothing could distract him from his hobbyhorse. (by Eli)


As a douceur, I patiently and attentively listened as he once again trotted out his hobbyhorse, asseverating his aversion to everything enchorial; to hear him tell it -- as I have, over and over, and over, for nigh on 30 years, whether we're talking about hieratics or cuisine, music or (I kid you not) programming languages, if the brow's not all the way up to *here*, it's just no damn good. (by edb)


Hoping for a second chance, and knowing that my ex's hobbyhorse is the study of ancient writing systems, I offered him a delectable douceur of tiramisu iced with Egyptian love poetry in enchoreal chocolate script but, alas, he declares, insists, and asseverates that he only understands classical hieroglyphics. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 12, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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