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:


It would take a magnanimous director to elevate these actors from quotidian to extraordinary -- they confuse their lines as if reading a smudged manuscript, and they don't know their socks from their buskins. (by Rudi)


The magnanimous Thalia, who demonstrates even in her quotidian private life a degree of gravity and generosity rare in comedians, says that the theater company to which she belongs, The Sock 'n' Buskin, is a drinking club with an acting problem (and it's certainly not uncommon to see the lot of them, make-up smudged and costumes askew, lurching happily down Broad Street at two in the morning). (by cusheamus)


Those quotidian assaults on his manhood in those cheap supermarket tabloids besmirched Reginald’s magnanimous sprit so relentlessly he was moved to dark malevolence as he rushed from the theater still in sock and would have brought violence upon the editor of The Tattletale and Bargain Hunters Weekly were it not for the kindness of a particularly attractive security guard who thoughtfully pointed out that Reginald’s mascara had smudged and offered to correct the flaw. (by gumo420)


"Ah yes indeed, treading the boards: what it is to be a poor player of (dare I say) some repute, strutting and fretting my hour upon the stage . . . the brave quotidian round of sock and buskin - today high jinks and tomfoolery, but tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, high-flown grandiloquence and grave magnanimity . . . but above all, luvvie, blessed with a fluffer like Brenda who doesn't smudge your mascara . . . Brendy, Brendy darling, make us another cuppa, there's a dear, I'm on in a jiff." (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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