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:


By the first quadrennial of our mayor's capricious decision to subsidize "qualifying" restaurants, our block had gained four contiguous purveyors of his favorite grilled dish -- a new eatery joining the skewer each year -- making our so-called "K Street" a veritable kebab of kebaberies. (by Rudi)


"I will shish you like kebabs, you idiots!", shouted the emir irritably, seemingly put out because we had mistaken his territory for the contiguous one of his arch rival Prince Mustafa, on whose stores of grain our quadrennial raids had by now become annual, not because we bore him any ill will, but because my older brother Khaleem's twelve wives, in their infinite capriciousness, had developed a taste for flapjacks. (by cusheamus)


The corrupting and capricious nature of Huey Long skewered votes and voters like a political kebab roasting them on the fires of his personal ambition and leaving Louisiana a fetid cesspool of bribery and fraud for the multiple and contiguous quadrennia of his time in office until his abrupt departure via the assassins bullet. (by gumo420)


Transfixed by the polychrome contiguities of comestibles on his shish kebab he determined upon acquiring a vitrine of formaldehyde within which to immortalise and display it at the forthcoming quadrennial exhibition in Rome, capriciously entitling it: 'The talentless in thrall to a tantalus - the viewer skewered'. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 19, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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