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 provender that Mrs. Iyer sent to Kumar and Katie's wedding, which included curd rice, rasmalai, and vermicelli kheer scrumptiously laden with cashews and raisins, all nicely placed around half a coconut, limbate with its brown shell, looked pretty innocuous, but the symbolism was not lost on Kumar, who knew all too well that his mother believed the coconut was apropos to what he had become. (by QuaQua)


"Thank you, Lord Almighty", said Bradford, grateful for the scrumptious signs of prosperity around him, "for your special Indian", apropos of Squanto, now beholden to the fate that made him the saviour of the settlers, "for this provender", as chief Massasoit suddenly felt forever indebted to his wife for smearing some honey on his limbate piece of not-so-ripe pumpkin, "and for this peace" as the ladies looked on, though black-faced from cooking on a smoky fire, gleeful in the hope of an American dream. (by QuaQua)


"Scrumptious evidence, deliciously apropos!" said Detective Harris as he inspected a half-eaten piece of toast in the dead man's apartment, noticing that its charred surface was limbate with white mold, a benign forensic clue to the age of this poisoned provender. (by Rudi)


"Thank you, sir; yes indeed, all edges gilt," said the bookseller, tendering a limbate leaf sliced from a yapped edition of Whitman; "and - apropos your paper pica - surprisingly scrumptious provender - bon appetit!" (by Bud Myte)


When I saw the beauty, and exquisite attention to detail, of the feast set before them I marveled at the vivid limbate the marzipan flowers created set against the creamy frosting but such refinements of taste and observation were clearly lost on our host who exclaimed “How perfectly scrumptious” and then proceeded to thrust his hand directly into the center of the cake and thus was the provender assaulted in a manner more apropos of frenzied Hyenas than ladies and gentlemen and I swore, then and there, never again to attend another third birthday celebration. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 26, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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