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:


Midway through his struthious speech, just as his onlooking strategists were about to cry "Tantivy!", the politician paused: his fast moving denials and evasions were starting to coagulate at his lips, and move back into his throat -- or was simple phlegm the culprit? -- creating a locutionary stenosis, which culminated in a coughing fit. (by Rudi)


With a 'tally tally-ho!' the unspeakable, in rollicking, tantivy pursuit of the uneatable, coursed the exhausted fox across many a meadow and even through a row of cottage gardens, whose terrified tenants remained stock still, bent double in struthious tillage, a cold sweat coagulating on their averted brows, until the endless stream of hounds, horses and ruddy-faced huntsmen of stenotic compassion had at last breached a dry stone wall. (by Et Seqq)


The horses and hounds had coagulated in the stenotic archway while the huntsman, his horn dangling from his belt, seemed to be experiencing a struthious disinclination to move them along, perhaps paralyzed by the memory of what had happened the last time he had blown tantivies prematurely. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Friday, July 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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