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:


The necessarily morganatic marriage between the human woman and the immortal elf lord was performed in the perpetual twilight of the great forest, the guests standing together under the old oak, the bridal pair illuminated by torches scintillating in the gusts of air from the spasmodic wingbeats of hundreds of brightly colored caged birds, whose release into the gloaming at the conclusion of the ceremony rendered the occasion all the more mysterious and inenarrable. (by cusheamus)


Words fail me as I recall the calculating morganatic entrapment by the lowly, but ever-ready Miss X, so this painful episode remains strictly inenarrable; but I may summarise the brief, formal liaison by stating that it was but the necessary outcome of a proper observance of 'noblesse oblige' following a spasmodic fumble in the gloaming one balmy evening during the Indian summer of 1864. (by Et Seqq)


As she prowled her former estate in the cover of the gloaming, the lady made spasmodic attempts to recount her morganatic marriage to the Duke (and her descent from royalty to poverty after the divorce), but as the darkness grew she decided that her own story was simply inenarrable, and so ceased mumbling to her audience of owls. (by Rudi)


As Catherine paced the promenades of the royal palace in the gloaming light of late evening, surveying the vast grounds, she pondered a quite uncertain future for her family; her husband, the king, had been suffering spasmodic bouts of some mysterious, inenarrable and crippling illness and having only had a morganatic marriage (she being but a lowly commoner when they met), she, nor their children had any rights to any of this, should the king pass away. (by pseudonymous)
The Quandary for Thursday, July 22, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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