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:


Once the chase and the frenzy feeding is over, the waters are quiescent, the remaining seals swim interlarded with the orcas, not appearing vindictive, and without any inkling of what is to come once the orcas digest their food. (by QuaQua)


After the Honorable Judge Seymour Spallater (U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit) lost a heated chess match to his iPhone, his thoughts of admiration for that slim device's logical prowess were interlarded in his keen judicial psyche with vindictive impulses: raising his gavel over the little champion (which, even with its sophisticated accelerometer, touch sensitivity, digital camera, and other wonders of modernity, had no inkling of its own immediate future), he pounded the chirping, web-browsing, application running, weather-forecasting, calendar-managing, email-sending marvel into a state of complete and utter quiescence. (by Rudi)


When the Machine was finally quiescent, standing unmoving in the corner with only one amber light blinking slowly, Vernon crept out of the lab and waddled briskly toward Doctor Ezeife's office, vindictively eager to tell his mentor of her failure and with no inkling of the effect his vengeful account - heavily interlarded with accusations and threats and the phrase "I told you so" - would have on the Doctor's already unstable mind and the future of the iPlow in West Africa. (by cusheamus)


True, her ruthless shredding of his suits, shirts and ties had been hurtful and really quite remarkably vindictive; and her noisy departure, interlarded by mawkish recriminations, had just momentarily ruffled him; but then his new-found state of untrammelled quiescence was really something to cherish, as was the adjacent nymphet casually disrobing without an inkling of decorum. (by Et Seqq)


The interlardation of nervous ticks, that occasionally tore at the corners of the rictus she called a smile, were the only inkling’s of the superficially quiescent Moira’s truly vindictive nature. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 08, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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