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:


After seeing the umpteenth battened up shopper at the grocery store, which was ironically full of fat-free everything, Kumar, who is a bit of a plagiary, remarked, after perpending over the scene, "Fat is free", replacing "Thought" with "Fat" in the Shakespearean quote. (by QuaQua)


For the umpteenth time, celebrity chef Phil Stumakk's exasperated publicist urged Mr. Stumakk to batten down the hatches ("Be ready to defend the originality of your omelets!"), but the chef did not perpend the severity of recent plagiary accusations, and continued merrily battening on, and regurgitating, the recipes of others. (by Rudi)


Cynthia had insisted on batten shutters for the windows in her neo-colonial McMansion, plagiarized in its entirety from one in an early issue of Architectural Digest even to the point of a completely unnecessary stone perpend running through the garage wall into the kitchen, which she finally had filed down after she banged her knee on it for the umpteenth time. (by cusheamus)


In the midst of his battened circumstance, so magnificently supported by the gullible and his own unique gift for plagiary, Fitzgerald perpended the value of money over honor and, for the umpteenth time in as many years, instantly assigned the thought to the too stupid to be considered file. (by gumo420)


As the author took tea, and time out to perpend her umpteenth excursion within romantic fiction, she was momentarily overwhelmed by revulsion towards her tireless self-plagiarism; but then at the stroke of four she battened down the hatches against such unnecessary qualms and cheerfully resumed her pen. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 06, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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