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:


When the President (a.k.a. chief embezzler) of the Canine Psychoanalytic Association was vacationing in Venice with cash from CPA coffers, he was asked to take the case of a certain misbehaving chihuahua, a lowercase dog with a majuscule bark, who had come to consider itself the doge -- civil, military and ecclesiastical leader of the city -- or so read the therapist's eventual diagnosis, positing the existence of a previously unknown condition, doggie doge-mania, in a clear violation of Ockham's Razor. (by Rudi)


In the canal in front of the Doge's palace, we found floating a scrap of paper with "blk bags, 1.3mil" written on it in untidy majuscules, which prompted us to consider briefly that this might be a reference to the amount of money Tyrone had embezzled from the magistrate's office, but in the end - applying the principle of Ockham's razor - we decided it was only what it looked like at first glance, namely, a reminder to buy heavyweight black plastic trash bags. (by cusheamus)


Unwittingly capitalising on the principles of Ockham's razor, the embezzler - late honorary treasurer to the guild of gondoliere - had pleaded in wavering majuscules 'GREED AND NEED'; whereupon the doge, magisterially logging this persuasive confession, commuted the sentence of capital punishment to something altogether minuscule. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, May 17, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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