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:


It was perforce grandpa’s insistence, that the gargoyle of his childhood tales had followed him to this new land, that we sent him to an optometrist; thus were we able to dissuade him, with is own improved eyesight, that the hale hulk disporting himself in the back yard was only uncle Ezra cavorting in the moonlight on the hallucinatory verjuice he distilled from those strange berry’s that grew near the nuclear power plant. (by gumo420)


When the real people behind the young and hale avatars finally met for coffee, sinatra22 saw that helenOfTroy5's face was gnarled as a gargoyle's, and the online goddess noticed that her sweet-typing beau's spoken words were acidic as verjuice, so they took out their laptops, perforce, and continued the date over IM. (by Rudi)


Behind the small Ganesha temple at the end of the village, Govinda, an orphan, grew up hale and hearty, drinking the milk that poured out of the gargoyle after the puja every morning, and the daily handsel of broken unripe grapes with their verjuice collecting at the bottom of the bowl, which the devotees offered him perforce to bring themselves some good karma. (by QuaQua)


Mrs. Keck's sweet nature belied her gargoylish appearance and when she sat at the head of the table beaming upon her large, well-grown, hale family who were happily ingesting enormous quantities of spit-roasted venison basted with verjuice made from the Keck Vineyard's own grapes (and, perforce, had mouths too full to converse overmuch!), no one noticed her odd, ugly features, but only the cheerful light emanating from them. (by cusheamus)


The wizened gargoyle leered over her garden gate, busily chewing baccy, dribbling neat verjuice, perforce miring her cardy with a slime of camouflage khaki, and gurned searchingly, mistily, up at me, apparently as hale as when she had nursed me fifty years ago. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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