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:


Quintessentially stubborn, he'd accept no warnings about his hollow leg: even his fiancee's tears seemed to evaporate like virga, somewhere in the alcoholic vapor around him, before they could strike and edify him. (by Rudi)


It was always edifying to observe Henry, that quintessential old soak, request yet another wee dram on behalf of his vade mecum, namely his hollow leg; for this appendage possessed so unslakable a thirst that well before alcohol could precipitate to its eager toe, like virga the beverage became osmotically diffused way up high, somehow evaporating intravenously well above the shin, leaving the nether extremity for ever parched, craving distillation. (by Et Seqq)


Dashing through the virga, the quintessential Midwestern early winter weather, she was edified to realize that, in spite of all the day's shocks, she was still ready to eat as though she had a hollow leg. (by dana)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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