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 doctor disported himself in advising his friend: "The wound is starting to cicatrise, which is a good sign, so I would just sing a paean in praise of your thick hair for protecting your skull, and forget about growing overhead aeroponics in your tiny condo". (by QuaQua)


After the failure of his quest to alchemize lead into gold, Dr. Quay's wounded psyche took many months to cicatrise, but when he finally began to disport himself again in the lab, a new research idea came out of thin air, and soon he was busy trying to grow dollars through the technique of aeroponics, singing paeans to his new favorite god, Aether. (by Rudi)


Having recently completed his orchestral paean to Paean's suggestion to Zeus that he use his lightning as cautery to cicatrise festering wounds rather than smiting the unloyal, Ned felt the urge to disport playfully back to his first love--aeroponics--finding it much easier to take the dirt away from plants' roots than from generations of mythological Bacchanalia. (by chimchim)


Following his dream of freeing as many plants as possible from the horrors of being buried alive in the soil, Peter decided to cicatrise the wound of his failure to train onions to grow up his garden fence by heading for the Amazon rainforest where he hoped to be able to gather a large enough quantity of epiphytic plants to revive his earlier venture, American Aeroponics, imagining disporting himself once again unselfconsciously amongst the orchids and bromeliads, an embodied paean to dirt-free living. (by cusheamus)


Muddelman’s heart had been so broken that he doubted that the cicatrisive balm of the new venture would be of any success at all; but he was pleased, though not quite ready to sing paeans or disport himself in any overly celebratory way, that his aeroponic medical marijuana farm had at least taken his mind off of it… what ever it was. (by gumo420)


Although the emotional wounds had almost cicatrised over, she was not quite ready to hymn a valedictory paean to the glad demise of her abusive partner, nor yet fully to disport herself in quest of another; but she had, fleetingly, almost dipped a tipsy toe into the warm,inviting waters of flirtation, and had then taken to scrutinising the misted extremity for any sign of aeroponic sprouting. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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