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:


The landed gentry deemed it a malapert outrage that the former Soho smut merchant should so brazenly debauch their sequestered demesne with a brash Tudorbethan shangri-la, its extravagent entrance gates finialed with an escutcheon sporting couple closes that resembled nothing so much as clusters of blue-blooded eyebrows raised aghast at those unabashed symbols of his profession to be descried emblazoned couchant, rampant and sejant erect, testament to a determinedly fructous trade in sexploitation. (by Et Seqq)


United by a common interest in heraldry, Jack and Jill enjoyed a fructuous partnership, existing in marital shangri-la, their lives nested like couple-closes, until Jill's malapert ex-husband returned and made the disastrous proposal that they should all live together like three stacked chevronels.    (by Rudi)


Arms and Crest of Xaviera Hollander: Bendy wavy Or and Sanguine issuant from the dexter chief couple-close chevron wavy throughout semy of Roundels counterchanged; and the Crest: Buttocks malapert upon a couch proper encrusted with money Or and Argent a cat sejant holding in its mouth a fructuous venus flytrap with the motto: HIC SHANGRI-LA. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 12, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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