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:


Justice Antonin Scoria - more than half a bottle into his daily dose of cheap chary brandy - pitched, rolled, and minced exaggeratedly on his tipple-toes towards the bench, where he would yaw and squirm throughout the next several hours while the defense presented arguments in The NRA vs. The Whole Rest of the World. (by cusheamus)


We were at first a bit chary about hiking in the birchwood forest of Thórsmörk during Iceland's bank holiday—we knew the site to be popular with tippling teens, yawing over the scoria that covers this enchanted volcanic land—but after a few Brennivín shots of our own, we trolled ahead. (by Rudi)


After a long day working in the blistering heat from the smelting furnace Joe had developed a thirst that a quick tipple alone could hardly satisfy; but he was chary of downing more than a few pints for fear of losing his footing on the scoria littering his path as he yawed his unsteady way homeward. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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