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:


Dr. Farmer, who held the metonymic title "Chief Brain," today offered a strangely oneiric presentation to the board of directors of Enlightenment Pharmaceutical Corp., omitting troubling clinical trial results that were to be discussed, and instead showing various illustrations of investors covered cap-a-pie in a mysterious white powder (the Dr.'s new antidepressant combo?), mafficking as company stock soared: a most unusual PowerPoint deck which led some to fear that their revered chemical chef had ingested a few milligrams too many of his own experimental pharmagundi. (by Rudi)


Around the fallen statue of the dictator, now destroyed cap-a-pie, the mob mafficked with a metonymic chant referring to his oneiric allusions in all his speeches: 'The nightmare is over! The nightmare is over!'. (by QuaQua)


Spindelbaum’s oneirophobia had become so pronounced he had not really slept for what amounted to weeks and his only defense was to swath himself cap-a-pie in aluminum foil and blindly charge into the street mafficking that dreamless hour; earning him the metonym “dancing nut can’, and an extended period of institutionalization accompanied by massive doses of Thorazine. (by gumo420)


Seeing his great grandmother and her ancient friends mafficking drunkenly around the living room was for Charles an oneiric experience, not in the sense of a tranquilizing, slo-mo vision of leaping springboks but rather like a nightmare of rampaging hippopotami, to which he responded first by cap-a-pie trembling and perspiring and then by calling in The Law (his characteristic metonymic for the entire local law enforcement establishment, which in this instance arrived in the person of yrs. truly, Sgt. Dick Flymsley). (by cusheamus)


'Sail ahoy!' cried Cut-throat Charlie in metonymic exultation, at which the band of scurvy castaways, clad cap-a-pie in nothing whatsoever, began mafficking wildly, leaping and a-hollering, convincing themselves that this was their salvation and no oneiric mirage. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, April 16, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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