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:


My brother, always the kidder, was wearing, right on his cheeks, some bogus skin, imbricated to look like a ripe old lady's rugose face, vamoosing my little sister right out of the hospital room as soon as she entered, making her first nosocomial experience a frightening one. (by QuaQua)


During my stay at St. John's, I developed a nosocomial affliction, a heart condition, a crush on my nurse, the one who had imbricated the layers of my cast so patiently, so tenderly... but when the nurse mentioned Mr. Husband, the Percocet got the better of me, and I said "Husband? How bogus is that?! Vamoose!" (by Rudi)


The first reports that it was a nosocomial infection that had spread were bogus, as were the reports that said it was curable; now everybody with a gun sat defensively imbricated behind overlapping fields of fire and locked doors waiting for the chance to, as my neighbor Teddy put it, “Vamoose the hell out of this zombie s—t hole.” (by gumo420)


Once upon a time, in a faraway country, there lived a colony of nosocomial imbricated boguses, which appeared to casual passers-by to be a patch of tightly furled blue flowers growing underneath the window of the hospital pharmacy (the very one, incidentally, from which they had first escaped), which is exactly what a cluster of boguses looks like until you poke them with a stick or try to uproot them and, then, honey, you'd better vamoose, or next anyone sees of you will be a still-warm pile of bleached bones. (by cusheamus)


Ever since admission last week with an acute contagious infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, I'd been wanting to know what lay behind the locked door of Ward 101, abstrusely headed 'NOSOCOMIAL IMBRICATION'; so finding it accidentally ajar one morning I peeked in, and on finding the floor shingled with semi-shrouded festering corpses it dawned on me that the hospital's claims for 100% cure might just be bogus, and so I just grabbed my toothbrush and vamoosed. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 05, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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