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:


Barnie's actions since morning had not been congruous with his nature: he hurriedly rusticated the young ones, that he had never parted with until then, to a meadow far away from our habitat, spoke repeatedly of a nightmare wherein we all slid into an astrobleme to our demise, kept looking up at the sky and apologizing for letting all this happen scienter. (by QuaQua)


"Awesome astrobleme on Charon, dude, it's like totally congruous with the neighboring craters, and even if the solar cops discover it, they won't prove scienter in a million light years!" said aging alien G01GI8E to his friend WLKJ234, as they revived their teenage pastime of asteroid slinging, abandoning a long rustication in a quiet outer galaxy for one last youthful hurrah in the Milky Way. (by Rudi)


Quadrivial Quadrameter: When copious powderings, Belind', / Those ravages cannot rescind, / Then fret not o'er the pitted husk / Nor front the brow with veil subfusc; / A nosegay held before redeems / The residue of astroblemes / By rusticating squandered stars / To hermitage amid the flo'ers; / Thence congruous, you may converse / With macaronis, cads, or worse, / And scienter action take 'gainst those / Who spy the remnant of your nose. (by Bud Myte)


The incongruity of Franklin’s rustic appearance in Paris was of such an impact that it was likened to that of a meteorite and did indeed leave an astrobleme on French society of such enormity that it rang with his praises for many years; yet had they known of its focused scienter their response might well have proven quite different. (by gumo420)


We drove down to Donald's country house to rusticate for a few days, looking forward especially to seeing once more the small astrobleme lake - surprisingly circular for a completely natural feature - with the delightfully congruous rotunda on the island in the center (where Donald used to linger, scienter, in the hopes of glimpsing Rory skinny dipping). (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 28, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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