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 moment of truth came during my defenestration through the new and pricey stormproof windows we'd just put in, as I was still making my descent, still hopeful, still naïve, and not yet landed on the hummock of my worldly possessions below: only then, as I was in midair, did I finally understand that my wife (apparently unmoved by the bread and circuses I offered as a diversion from our marital discord) was excluding me from her nidification plans. (by Rudi)


If your wife's obsessively house-proud nidification begins to pall, begins to vex, begins indeed to rankle, then here is the perfect panacea: nimbly defenestrate yourself while she is engrossed in plumping up the cushions, sneak off to the park, discover a verdant hummock generously bathed in municipal lambency - an easeful knoll on which to loll - and all with be hunky-dory, blissfully copacetic, and bread and circuses ever after, believe you me. (by Et Seqq)


Looking forward to the arrival of their first child, the Robbins set about nidifying the apartment above the store, which required converting Granny's old room into a nursery, which in turn required finding somewhere to dispose of the untidy hummocks of winter clothes and decades-old news magazines, a task accomplished in the short term by a series of exuberant defenestrations, not an uncommon tactic in their cramped neighborhood where the throwing of unwanted things out of windows (whether yesterday's newspaper, today's potato peelings, or - on occasion - other people) served very well as the sort of bread-and-circuses entertainment that distracts the disenfranchised from their troubles. (by cusheamus)


She was a delicate and birdlike creature, given to avoiding problems with her version of bread and circuses that occasionally created more problems than it solved, so I was quite pleased when she asked that I build a house on the hummock above the Everglades and she immediately set about its nidification; but I was distressed beyond measure when she began to defenestrate the children to teach them to fly. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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