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:


Jodie hoped to use the new cookbook as a breviary that would support her daily kitchen rituals, but when the goulash recipe (marked with an asterisk to indicate its supposed heat) turned out bland as Pablum, she traded Divine Soups for a spicier text. (by Rudi)


The Breviary, far from being a short easily digestible liturgical pablum, is in fact not at all brief (being four volumes totaling almost 8000 pages) and is a mystifying goulash of the prayers, stories, psalms, and Masses for every possible occasion on any conceivable date for the next hundred years, bottom-heavy with footnotes and peppered with asterisks directing the reader to thorny thickets of exceptions, exclusions, stipulations, and qualifications. (by cusheamus)


When father Fredrick read Friar Schwartzman’s proposed breviary, his first thoughts were that it was a tedious goulash of asterisk and footnote laden pablum that made him oddly hungry as he read it. (by gumo420)


Immediately upon receiving his brand new breviary, Gabor first proudly inscribed his name on the flyleaf (concluding with a paraph of deviously ornate curlicues dusted with a galaxy of dainty asterisks), then added the proprietorial pablum 'This Is Gabor's Very Own Prayer Book', before accidentally tipping it into an awaiting bowl of warm, spicy goulash. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, March 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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