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:


In a manner that foreran Grub Street reporting, Vyasa narrated the famous game that led to the epic war of ancient India: 'As Saguni flexuously coerced the Pandavas, who were oblivious to his duplicity, into a game of dice, King Dhritarashtra waited tetchily, yet helplessly, knowing that the game was rigged.' (by QuaQua)


Working as a gossip columnist for Caracas's notorious Grub Street newspaper, "El Gusano" (The Worm), Carmen reported, in her flexuous, fescennine style, the daily duplicity and zesty dalliances of local politicos, who tetchily referred to her as La Mosca Basurera (The Garbage Fly). (by zathros@m31)


I did not expect my new acquaintance in the bookstore to respond so tetchily, even accusing me of literary duplicity -- nor did I expect our long and flexuous conversation to end in such jagged disagreement -- when I revealed that I sometimes appreciated the creations of Grub Street alongside the high-minded works we'd been discussing. (by Rudi)


"The vicious Grub Street hyenas liked to portray his fall from grace as if it had happened overnight, but that was just further proof of their inexhaustible malice and duplicity", thought the former governor tetchily; "an objective review of events made it clear that the road from the Governor's mansion to the crack house, his via doloris of the previous nine months (with occasional detours along the Appalachian trail and the Avenida Rivadavia), was as slow, flexuous, anfractuous and tortured as the ascent to Calvary itself". (by sionnach)


Lilith exhibited considerable tetchiness when the critics likened her attempts at flexuous narrative and plot to the worst sort of duplicitous literary ineptitude, beneath even the most hackneyed Grub Street incompetent. (by gumo420)


Fanelli's imagination, so flexuous as to be often frankly tortuous, made him an invaluable member of the Grub Street press, to the supermarket checkout line publications of which he mostly contributed highly-colored stories of the machinations of maritally duplicitous celebrities, although his personal preference was detailed accounts of the peculiar and long, drawn-out death of just about anybody who'd been unfortunate enough to suffer one, the particulars deftly extracted from former caregivers made tetchy and taciturn by exhaustion. (by cusheamus)


Scorn the Grub Street hack, tetchy scribe of flexuous lies, all duplicity. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, February 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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