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:


As I sought refuge, in my secret study under the staircase, from Marco's banter about all the things he bought online today, I was shocked to find on the soffit, in the handwriting of my ex Niall, who had warned me of Marco's cupidity, and, as it turns out, had more prescience about my life with Marco than I myself did: "I told you, you are too good for that omadhaun". (by QuaQua)


The Omadhaun, a local Irish pub, seems to have been named, in an act of prescience, for the "fools" whose alcoholic cupidity would draw them there, forming noisy mobs at the arched entrance, where the proprieter has conveniently painted the beer menu on the soffit. (by Rudi)


Charlie Brooker calls his sort "gormless, farting skittles" and my friend Mamie's Irish mother-in-law says he's an "awful owld omadhaun", but Pat often displays a sort of low cunning, a cupidity-enhanced prescience, when it comes to knowing exactly where to place himself on the political spectrum, slightly in advance of a breaking issue, in order to make the most money for himself (like a bat in the twilight hanging upside-down from a soffit at precisely the place where the breeze will bring the greatest number of mosquitoes). (by cusheamus)


At home O’Riley was considered a fool, the village Omadhaun, but beneath that broad face and his tendency to drool was a cupidity unknown to most and a prescient gift for predicting the rain so accurate that when he stepped under the soffits of any home after looking to the sky the whole town followed suit; so it was no wonder that he moved to America and became a wealthy political pundit on the Fox news channel. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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