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:


The gospel expert, as if he had forgotten simple words, was very magniloquent in his explanation of the famous prandial gathering that rendered the group friable when it became obvious that someone in the group had cozened Jesus. (by QuaQua)


Our magniloquent waiter cozened us into ordering “fried” calamari, then delayed our prandial satisfaction with a flowery description of the chef's avant-garde culinary techniques, and finally dismissed our complaints when the calamari crumbled and disintegrated in our fingers, saying that's what friable calamari is supposed to do. (by Rudi)


'Nothing, but nothing in the whole wide world improves the friability of tilth like a regular spreading of wholesome, postprandial muck', blustered my cozener neighbour in cordial magniloquence, as his leaking cesspit once again flooded over my vegetable patch. (by Et Seqq)


I was approached by a strange and wizened creature on my postprandial walk through the woods and was rather intrigued by his magniloquent manner and requests for a moment of my time; but he was to prove himself a cozener of the worst sort, and quite friable as well, for when he offered maps to pots of gold, for a nominal fee, I refused and struck him soundly with my walking stick whereupon he began to fracture and dissolve to dust, cursing me for my shortsightedness and suggesting that I had an anger problem. (by gumo420)


In the course of our prandial family meeting, at some point between the salad and the cheese and after a good deal of wine, Roger stood up and delivered a lengthy, magniloquent toast to our parents (using every rhetorical device from alliteration to zeugma), trying to cozen Father into relaxing his adamantine grip on the purse strings into something more friable, so that we could extract enough money to spend the winter in Belize. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Thursday, March 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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