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:


Rather than labeling myself clinically as an agoraphobe, I prefer the term "Frowstian" (and perhaps there is a bit of Freud, a bit of Proust in my story): you see, open space puts me in a dolorous mood, I feel lost there, vulnerable to the arbitrary, and I long for the comfort of a small, warm, slightly stuffy room. (by Rudi)


The frowzy dolorous agoraphobe that cringed behind the door of the Quonset hut was not a creature of his own making but the product of a sadistically arbitrary posting one dark Halloween, in the fifties, to Arctic Ice Station Zebra that left him there discarded, and unrelieved, until budget cuts and a Christmas in the sixties. (by gumo420)


“Can one suffer from agoraphobia in Spaceland?” and “Is Flatland synonymous with a frowst in a cabin?” and “Seeing a straight line as a penny could or could not be a dolorous vision?” and what did Edwin Abbott mean to say when he said (in one of the passages of his Flatland) “It seemed intolerable that I should endure existence subject to the arbitrary visitations of a Magician who could thus play tricks with one's very stomach”? and the questions kept on falling as a torrential summer rain, as if wanting to urge us, to warm us towards perceiving a fourth dimension, then another, and further still. (by Margot Jack)


His long-established agoraphobia made it difficult for Dr. Stone to leave the frowsty comfort of his study fireside to do Christmas shopping (in fact for many years he had ended up ordering gifts in a sadly arbitrary way from catalogs at the last possible minute), but this year, his dolor ameliorated somewhat by the unexpected inheritance of forty million dollars, he ventured boldly forth. (by cusheamus)


Committed agoraphobic, shunning arbitrary encounters without, seeks undemanding companionship from soulmate of dolorous disposition looking to share frowsty basement flat for searching disquisitions on psychic anomie. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Monday, December 21, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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