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:


Cyril is such a die-hard obscurantist, so disdainful of clear and simple speech, that when his own grandsons asked him to teach them the card game conquian, he did not sit them down for a game, but instead perambulated their bedroom, describing the rules so abstractly that he might have been quoting Derrida. (by Rudi)


"Would you care for some conch?" Ian asked, looking up and smiling as I perambulated into the room, ready for our bi-weekly conquian game; he and I had met at the local chapter of Obscurantists Anonymous and our common disdain for the education of the hoi polloi, combined with our shared taste for exotic shellfish, had made for a fast friendship. (by luigi)


So dark and tragically disdainful was my mood that the nauseating and masturbatory noetic perambulations of those reactionary obscurantists who called themselves the Conquin Club was on the verge of driving me to murder. (by gumo420)


My compulsive disdain for obscurantism in any form compels me to perambulate to the nearest pub whenever my neighbors gather for their weekly round of conquian, a game seemingly designed to enmesh one in a vague and meandering pursuit of an ill-defined end. (by tree)


The four of us disdained anything electronic while we were there and so played whist, or conquian, or Go Fish, depending on our moods, swam in the pond (in between leisurely perambulations of the park), ate lovely things mostly from the kitchen garden, and indulged in shameless displays of obscurantism whenever our families telephoned to learn when exactly we were returning to the city. (by cusheamus)


Once having discarded - with a heavy heart - my erstwhile partner, whose interminable perambulations through the groves of obscurantism had sadly become insufferable, I did not disdain to seek out a rough diamond at the conquian club - a meld of gamesters and speculators - and chancing upon a young card who called a spade a spade, felt flushed with success. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 19, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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