Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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"You can take any class as long as it conforms to the corporate policy and does not compromise your job commitments", said the corporate benefits coordinator, taking me for a tippler living in Ruritania, yet the Hobson's choice she offered couldn't have been more translucent, especially given the number of times I have tried and failed to avail this 'benefit'. (by QuaQua)


After defining the notion of Hobson's choice, the philosophy professor, an inveterate tippler, offered his class a translucent explanation of why there are, in fact, no Hobson's choices -- not in the hypothetical Ruritania that often figured into class discussions, and not in the good old U. S. of A. -- for whatever course of action one feels compelled to take in any circumstance, there is always a suitable alternative: drinking whiskey. (by Rudi)


After an idyllic afternoon contemplating Ruritania and the Duchy of Grand Fenwick through the amber-tinted translucence of a succession of glasses of bourbon and ice, we tippled our way to a darker place somewhere between Hollow Bastion and Where The Wild Things Are, arriving in due course at Hobson's Choice, where we had a choice which, simply put, was 'stop drinking or die'. (by cusheamus)


A staunch tippler at the Malt Shovel, the old codger hustled all and sundry with the same Ruritanian yarns, boozily reminiscing tall tales of faraway intrigue and improbable romance; so that if you wanted to down a quiet pint of translucent amber elixir it was a case of Hobson's Choice - he bent your ear and cadged another wee drinkie. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 19, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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