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:


Wildlife is not confined to sylvan surroundings: a bus is esemplastic enough to bring such different people together, that the fights that break out can result in a bilious villain stabbing a fellow passenger while the others rush out turning a deaf ear to the taisch of the victim. (by QuaQua)


The prince-turned-ascetic, in his sylvan surroundings, in meditation under the Bodhi tree, realized the esemplastic power of life in the jungle that brings together the happy cries of a newborn and the blood-curdling taisch of a poor animal in the grips of its bilious predator. (by QuaQua)


In spite of great critical acclaim, Raúl insists that his art is uninteresting because every single sculpture he has ever made is an esemplastic product of the same three early memories: the bilious color of the paint in his first bedroom, the sylvan tranquility of the thicket in which he spent much of a day lost as a three year old, and a peculiar voice (which he later decided was the taisch of his great-uncle Horace) that awakened him in the wee hours the night he discovered he could open his window by himself. (by Eli)


Searching for a sentence that would join four disparate words (sylvan, bilious, esemplastic, taisch) into a whole, the writer wandered a forest of possibilities until, in sylvan darkness, he finally trapped the beast that followed him, his bilious inner critic, and found his holy grail, an esemplastic sentence, in the words of its taisch. (by Rudi)


Suzanne is an artist who works in collage, a perfect outlet for her esemplastic genius, taking objects as disparate and strange as the components of some witch's brew - a taxidermy lizard, a lace-wrapped gallstone stolen from a bilious great aunt, photographs of the dappled light of a sylvan glade, the finial from a thrift shop lamp, and a few pieces of cheap dollhouse furniture - assembling everything just so, labeling it "Old Maisie", and suddenly you'd swear you heard the taisch of her Scottish grandmother. (by cusheamus)


Harsh shadows overspread the sylvan hills and valleys, and all grew quiet, as Boudicca’s taisch set alight an esemplastic pride in the hearts of the disparate tribes of Britain that was to wreak a black and terrible vengeance upon the bilious and vindictive armies of Romans. (by gumo420)


From sylvan glades afar you could hear the old taisch - the sozzled doomster of Princes Street - perched precariously atop a sooty pinnacle of the Scott Monument, biliously calling upon the faithless multitudes below to abjure their evil ways and to repent, for apostates one and all were - in his esemplastic conviction - condemned to eternal hellfire and damnation. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 27, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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