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:


The voice from the sky announced perspicously: 'Kamsa! The sister that you so love, Devaki, is a trojan horse, as one of her children, Krishna, who will traipse among the cattle playing the flute, will kill you with his bare hands and render your murmuring heart quiescent.' (by QuaQua)


The argument of "Roach Ranching and the Restaurant Industry" was so perspicuous that no one noticed its incongruousness, and by the time the editors of "Modern Restaurateur" realized they had a Trojan horse on their hands, the offending pages had been printed in between "Rethinking Waitron Efficiency" and "Give Your Wednesday Specials Saturday Sizzle" and shipped to retailers, where stacks of the new issue sat quiescently awaiting the first health inspector who might traipse up to a newsstand. (by pej)


Although the jargon-stuffed security bulletin lacked perspicuity, I was able to glean that the Trojan horse virus that infected my machine would show no immediate symptoms, only awaking and traipsing around the filesystem after a few days of quiesence. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 14, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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