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 Jezebel married the quantum physicist for his beautiful mind and bragged about him to nettle her many paramours enough to galvanize their alpha-male instincts, which made them try to outdo his genius with the intensity of their lovemaking, but her deceit paled in comparison to her husband's who was taping the poetic billingsgate she tended to spew in conversation and publishing it as his own in the prestigious Journal of Slumming Geniuses. (by aslam)


The nettling billingsgate of the corpulent slattern galvanized the dozing Hemingway, who rose from his cups and lashed out with a retaliatory flyting that drove the faithless Jezebel from the tavern with her cheeks aflame. (by gumo420)


For years he was nettled by his Jezebel of a wife, until her billingsgate finally galvanized him into eloping with his UPS delivery guy. (by GayIndian)


Nettled by prudes who envied her style, Sister Mary Margaret did not reply in billingsgate, but she was galvanized into launching a fashion line, named exactly as her critics called her: "Jezebel." (by Rudi)


The vile billingsgate that his Jezebel of a wife threw at him, intending to nettle him until he submitted only served to galvanize Galvin's plans to pursue a divorce. (by luigi)


The Jezebel's billingsgate nettled the previously impassive guard, galvanizing him into ejecting her. (by Gjones)


"Don't be nettled by that Jezebel's billingsgate - mark it down to experience, and let it galvanize you to even greater exertions on behalf of the Wash-Your-Mouth-Out-With-Soap-And-Water Society." (by Sensil)


Grasping the nettle galvanized the shameless Jezebel's undeniable talent for endless, inventive, scatologically-oriented billingsgate. (by cusheamus)


We used to wake up to billingsgate my brother called 'boopAlam' (the morning raga), coming from the only spot on the street for collecting municipality water, where the voice of the Jezebel of the street was always distinct, as she exposed every affair everyone else in her way was ever involved in, nettling them into giving up their spot in the line (such as it was), at the same time galvanizing the entire crowd against her, thus adding a beautiful chorus that made our day just as it began. (by QuaQua)


"Stinking fish, stinking fish, buy my stinking fish you ****ing ****s," carolled Eliza in pure billingsgate; whereupon Professor Higgins, somewhat nettled, was galvanized into a stinging rebuke: "Not 'stinking', you hussy, you Jezebel, have you no shame? --- Dammit, girl, Malodorous, malodorous!" (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Friday, November 20, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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