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:


"He can handle it", Krishnasamy said, attempting to silence his wife who felt he was working their teenage son too hard, from very early in the day till the vespertine darkness made carucage difficult on the dark soil of their paddy farm, especially as the oxen grew tired after an entire day of pulling the plough, "it's not an Antaean task; besides, he is too wishy-washy about education to make anything else of himself." (by QuaQua)


Believing that any challenge to the King's authority would require Antean force and unrealistically good luck to succeed, the farmer had been wishy-washy about participating in a planned uprising, but when carucage was increased and he could no longer afford to keep his own plows, he let them be refashioned into weapons for use in a vespertine plot to attack the tax collector in his sleep. (by Rudi)


A true son of the soil, he and his two oxen many times tilled over an acre a working day, an Antaean feat of carucage that left his neighbour tenant farmers looking unstalwart, almost wishy-washy by comparison, the more so since his uncommon stamina always allowed him, his labours over, to participate in the most lively vespertine revels afore the village inn. (by Et Seqq)


Added to an already burdensome number of taxes, a carucage on arable land was proposed, but David's mind, as he sat in the vespertine twilight looking out over his fields, was peaceful because he was certain that the combined protests of his fellow farmers - who drew their Antaean strength from the fact that they fed everyone in the valley - would be more than enough to overturn the tentative plans of the town treasurer, a nervous, wishy-washy man who never left his office and had probably never lifted anything heavier than a pencil. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 03, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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