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:


“You can debunk your own theory,” Kumar suddenly yelled into the phone, when Mrs. Iyer wondered if the reason he remains a bachelor is because he enjoys it too much, “that I must live in some sort of Babylon scouring for my belongings amidst pelf, milk and honey, with one visit to my condo.” (by QuaQua)


In an incredible publicity stunt, the tourism council of Babylon, NY contracted a free-lance revisionist historian to hypothesize that this suburban town was the true capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia (mistakenly thought to have been a Mesopotamian endeavor), and although this claim was easily debunked by amateur archeologists in the ever-vigilant blogosphere, a few gullible souls did travel the Long Island Railroad to the historical den of opulence and corruption (so they yearned to believe), equipped with metal detectors and ready to scour the streets for ancient pelf. (by Rudi)


Before, oh my dour, needy rectitudinarian, my joyless scourge of luscious lechery, you venture to debunk the carnal delights of Babylonian excess (mistaken by you, my sorry friend, as but the queasily sleazy), know that if you had only amassed the requisite pelf you too could be scouring the city fleshpots and funding a life-time of abandoned sensual gratification. (by Et Seqq)


Having scoured Bridesburg of the entire neighborhood's supply of ready cash, Walter (primed to debunk the Commonwealth of Virginia's theories about the redemptive power of two years on the chain gang) lit out for Flemington, the Babylon of New Jersey, overflowing with all the luxurious vices money could buy, where he managed to spend a surprising percentage of his ill-gotten pelf before the authorities caught up with him. (by cusheamus)


Olaf thought it was a brilliant idea when he took his band, Babylon, to New York; but as hard as he might try, and as aggressively as he soured the lists of agents, managers and club owners, he could not debunk the pelfish reasoning that a Norwegian Reggae band had no chance in the Big Apple, or anywhere for that matter. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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