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:


Desperate for assurance that her chihuahua, her faithful Achates, would accompany her to heaven, Mrs. Thrackman-Hogwhistle collogued with her priest, and paid the fruit of her life's moil to the church: the first act of simony in which an ecclesiastical office was secured for a pet. (by Rudi)


While watching the wives moil with the childrens' annual church picnic lunch -- soiled and wet with spilled chocolate pudding -- Ned collogued a private aside to his loyal and true achates Rob, saying "Do you think I'll be accused of simony if Father Todd sees my donation as a quid prop quo for the open deacon position, when all I really want to do is drive his MG?" (by chimchim)


'Ah, Watson, my faithful Achates,' murmured Holmes, 'take a pew and witness over there that genuflecting indigent as she now abases herself before the purpled prelate - do they not collogue in an act of gross simony as the wretched widow moils to mollify with her mite the confessor's sanctified venality?' (by Et Seqq)


"I'm going to buy myself a bishopric", whispered Simon excitedly to his trusty friend Achates, as they collogued together in a quiet corner of the half-finished cathedral, well away from the moiling, sweating crowd of stonemasons. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, April 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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