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:


Waxing meiotic, the poet named her incubus – a red-whiskered wolf that chased her in her dreams – not Devil or Beast, not even Jaw or Fang, but Vibrissa. (by Rudi)


Chloe, eight months pregnant in July in Atlanta and therefore waxing very large, very hot, and very irritable, was speculating wearily about which of her lovers was the father of this child - the incubus Irdu lili for all she knew - and finally decided that this had to be parthenogenesis (no sperm, no meiosis, not even a demon) and she could tell her male friends to relax their mental vibrissae, secure in the knowledge that she wouldn't be asking any of them for child support. (by cusheamus)


'Sure, so what if I've had a few?' spat out the incubus, with a glint in his jaundiced eye betraying demonic meiosis(for his scorecard was seething blackly with unconscious violations); 'but just lately I've found that up close, seeing their cute little vibrissae beginning to twitch is a sure sign that they've scented me and are coming round, and all too often when I'm waxing tumescent, dammit.' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 27, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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