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:


He fled the egregious excesses of his Manhattan life to become a seagull, saxicolous sunbather, badaud of Maine's rocky shore, in this dream swiftly trading skyscraper for sliver of stone. (by Rudi)


Plump Jackie and her little sliver of a best friend Norma are among the badauds of our town, much preferring to be passive observers than to participate in any way in community life or even to stand out in the slightest from the herd; no egregious behavior by either of them has ever been reported, with the possible exception of Norma's obsession with her oft-photographed rock garden, for which Jackie (otherwise totally ignorant of botany) frequently buys rare saxicolous plants. (by cusheamus)


Marat is not a passive badaud indigene; he is an egregious spreader of lies, a sliver of saxicolous subhuman toxic filth eroding the foundation of the revolution and he must be stopped. Respectfully yours, Charlotte Corday (by gumo420)


That egregious dresser Godiva Coloured somewhat when badauds pop-eyed her Treading lichens saxicolous (Not cavernicolous) Seeing she wore not a sliver. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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