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:


She thought I was there as her hagiographer but I quickly explained I was a yellow dog and not some icon made out of soap sent here to clean up her reputation; that I am the usher of the end of all hope and the beginning of all that is verboten. (by gumo420)


By posing as an eager hagiographer, collecting evidence of the CEO's sainthood, the investigative reporter gained unfettered access to an insular corporate campus, a virtual prison where most visitors were ushered around by gangs of security guards, employee contact with the media was strictly verboten, and internal dissent was prohibited by a web of intimidating yellow-dog contracts. (by Rudi)


The current century ushered in a form of hagiography positively verboten in earlier times-a kind of yellow-dog snooping about into the private practices of well established saints such as flagellation, gluttony, and the occasional debauch- which left the faithful faced with agonizing decisions as to where to most effectively aim their supplications. (by tree)


At Adolf's funeral, his son Hans delivered the eulogy and, clearly cowed by his mother's reminder that speaking ill of the dead was verboten, managed twenty minutes of virtual hagiography, making his cruel, tyrannical, yellow-dog bully of a father seem positively saintly, to the point that the congregation, the choir, the ushers, and even the minister began wondering uneasily whether they had mistaken the identity of the deceased and were attending a celebration of the life of some universally beloved champion of the poor. (by cusheamus)


I was just ushering her into the bedroom when the frigid bitch turns round and tells me all sex is off - ganz verboten - and then delivers an interminable harangue about how a morganatic marriage really isn't what she has in mind, and if all I want is a whore-hagiographer to document my descent into senility then I can find another sucker to sign a yellow-dog contract. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Friday, January 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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