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:


Though my fellow climber and bibliomane Marion heeded my supplication to discard the massive volumes of the Mahabharatha she was carrying in her backpack as she was dangling precariously from the apex, to this day I laud her attachment to her Himalayan passions. (by QuaQua)


Although his admirers lauded Humphrey Applebee as a cultured bibliophile, his friend Damian Crowley knew that old "Humpy" was a ravenous bibliomane at the apex of his talents, able to persuade local booksellers with pitiful supplications to offer him credit when his book-buying funds were exhausted. (by zathrosM31)


Thurmond arrived, a happy supplicant, prepared to laud the achievements of the library’s founder, Joe Don ‘Don’ Buttmount, whom he felt must surely be at the apex of his powers as a bibliophile to have fashioned such a library as the West Texas Biblical Bibliotheca; but he was quickly disillusioned when he discovered that ‘Don’ was nothing more than a bibliomaniacal Biblical bibliomancer attempting to take over the world by the use of divinely guided scripture, culled from the 2,705,000 Bibles in the library's ever growing collection from around the world. (by gumo420)


While Hubert performed his daily supplications, standing at the apex of a biblical mountain (viz. a mountain of three thousand bibles rising in the sunroom), his wife Fran emailed their home address and alarm security code to a notorious biblioklept, whose work had been lauded in an online support group for spouses of bibliomanes. (by Rudi)


After decades of accumulating large profits from his nationwide Praise 'n' Laud Nondenominational Megachurch franchise, Wilkins was able to build his dream house (the enormous structure now known as "Bibliomane's Folly), with its spectacular hemispherical library, housing over two hundred thousand books (organized, alas, according to color and undoubtedly purchased in the first place simply to compensate for the impression made by his lack of formal education), with Grant Woods' early trompe l'oeil painting "Herbert Wilkins Supplicates the Almighty On Behalf Of The American Agnostics" adorning the apex of the ceiling in such a way that The Almighty Himself seems to have been caught in the act of placing the final book upon the uppermost shelf. (by cusheamus)


Neither laud nor envy the sorry bibliomane, who in deluded supplication to the god Osmosis confuses voluminous acquisition with the apex of intellectual accomplishment. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 27, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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