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:


I was her absolute fool, the King of the Omadhuan’s, her huggable “Chunky Pooh” led and paraded about like a tumescent teddy bear all for the sake of the occasional erotic billet-doux and the lingering hope of the supreme dalliance. (by gumo420)


Before his summer dalliance in Ireland, Michael had been a sensible fellow, in full possession of his wits, but he returned as a lovesick omadhaun, who would not speak a word except to quote from the billets-doux he'd exchanged with a fickle resident of Dublin, who had deemed this American boy huggable in May, disposable in September. (by Rudi)


Do not dally by the Salley Gardens silly omadhaun, With a willow for your pillow 'neath the mournful mounts o' Mourne, but be huggable and snuggable for see she's just sent you A bucket full of condoms and a saucy billet-doux. (by Et Seqq)


Despite Malachy's acting like a bumbling omadhaun at the harvest party, Rachel felt drawn to his huggable gaucheness and his ability to dally about with all and sundry; so, in a moment of giddy attraction, she shot off a visual billet-doux, replete with promise, to him with her sultry brown eyes. (by zathros@m31)


Conor wrote a Valentine's Day billet-doux to his sweetie in which the most G-rated sentiments were that he was looking forward to this evening's candlelit dalliance and that he found her plumply and delightfully huggable, although (chuckleheaded omadhaun that he is!) he spoiled the latter compliment somewhat by going on to compare her to her much svelter sister of whom he said dismissively that it had been like embracing a plastic garbage bag full of frozen broccoli. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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