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:


'I knew it,' he moaned to himself in sibylline tones, 'this indoor buffeting is no figment of a palsied imagination, for my whirring anemometer is registering an astoundingly high wind velocity that only serves to confirm my worst fear - namely that my congeries of state-of-the-art draught excluders has been found sadly wanting.' (by Et Seqq)


When she was eight, she actually experienced a tremor of sybilline insight into her future as a hurricane chaser while going through a delightful congeries of old toys in a big wooden box under the attic window, where she found wooden blocks, board games, little figments of hardened cornstarch dough in animal and fish shapes, and a striped pinwheel she took outside and used an an anemometer, holding it facing west and watching as the gusting wind turned it faster or slower. (by cusheamus)


His sibylline suggestion—that a gale would disrupt the royal picnic—turned out to be no figment of the factotum's imagination: it was soon confirmed by the imperial anemometer (as well as by the “lost wig” metric), thereby adding Aeolian Prophet to the congeries of titles and nicknames this versatile assistant to the king already possessed. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 08, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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