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:


As Wally spent the nights practicing his omnific instrument, learning to realize any musical idea, to create any pianistic effect, charging ahead where lesser musicians would have called mayday, he felt fortunate that Hermann took pleasure (and felt no jealousy) in observing his musical devotion, even if – and yes, it was all out in the open – Hermann had learned such compersion through his own devoted practice of polyamory. (by Rudi)


If your girlfriend altogether lacks the requisite compersion and so simply cannot bring herself to smile on your passionate love affair with 'that hussy' (your seductive Steinway), berating you as a pianistic philanderer, drowning in jealousy and for ever hollering 'Mayday, Mayday!' as you finger the nether reaches of 'La cathédrale engloutie', then don't even think to mollify her with a pyrotechnic display of keyboard omnificence. (by Et Seqq)


As a sculptor, Jasper was undeniably a pianistic omnificator, in that there was nothing he couldn't form with his agile, expert hands, but he was quite temperamental, even unstable, swinging unpredictably from schadenfreude to compersion and back again, so much that his behavior often elicited pleas for help from his family and close friends, their plaintive maydays communicating extreme uncertainty rather than actual fear. (by cusheamus)


With a deep sense of animus, nowhere near a feeling of compersion, Rudy detested Blackbird's pianistic superiority--declaring that he, with his omnific musical skills, could play better; but when Rudy attempted to play, ears started to bleed, owls started to hoot, bats lost their trajectory, and cave lizards, to whom hearing is difficult, had to request mayday to stop the cacophony. (by Blackbird)


The rumors about the size of his pianistic skills were not exaggerated; and Gertrude opened herself so completely to him that my compersion was pushed to the limit as I watched her ride his omnific improvisations to such orgiastic heights I wanted to take a chainsaw to that magnificent instrument of his and drive him form the stage screaming some sort of musical mayday. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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