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:


In the midst of his cerebrations, on mans primordial craving for peanut butter, Whitmore was struck with an over whelming need for grape-jelly and lebensraum that proved so powerful he left for Australia, and the gem fields of Coober-Pedy, where he met a remarkable spelunker named Opal who became his companion and spiritual doula and helped him free birthed his inner child. (by gumo420)


The silent thinker spent a lifetime spelunking, claiming the caves of his imagination as lebensraum, but he lacked a doula to help him prepare for birth: the release of his cerebrations into the public sphere. (by Rudi)


If it's Lebensraum you're craving, Space to flex your wits when caving, You should spelunk through the karst Till you find a cavern vast Where untrammelled cerebration May just lead to consternation As you spy a locum doula Who (while working just for moolah) Has made pregnant lady cooler, Hallelujah, Hallelujah! (by Et Seqq)


He could have grown up to be a spelunker like his father or a doula like his mother, but he got claustrophobic in caves and women in childbirth didn't seem to want to have anything to do with him so, after a brief but intense period of cerebration (during which he used mostly his anterior hippocampus) he disappeared into the Schwarzwald, literally and metaphorically in search of lebensraum: not simply an unoccupied place to live, but an unoccupied career niche in which to work. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, April 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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