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:


In Iceland, as I was walking gingerly down the steep slope of a cwm, imagining how wonderful glaciers are to leave such deep yet gentle cuts in the land they move through, a fulgurating stream of light, perhaps from the aurora borealis, startled me, knocked me off my feet, made me slide down the rest of the slope on my butt, garnering some serious pain in the process and beggaring my energy for enjoying the rest of the trip. (by QuaQua)


It gives me a fulgurating pain in the fundament and altogether beggars belief that anyone should wish to garner recordings of Welsh rugby crowds hymning Cwm Rhondda. (by Et Seqq)


The fulgurating sky over the cwm beggared the artist's powers of representation, but his canvass still garnered some praise for capturing just a bit of the electrical drama in that mountainside amphitheater. (by Rudi)


The first Europeans in the area of the US where I live were Welsh, so when I saw "Cym Carreg" on the sign, I knew I was headed for a valley of some sort, but I must say the real thing would beggar my most extravagant attempts to describe it as I first saw it, with the fulgurate late sunlight dancing on the huge piles of stones garnered from the terminus of a great glacier 4000 years ago by the Neolithic inhabitants to build their houses and barns. (by cusheamus)


George's vision was fulgurating as he gasped for breath and garnered whatever strength he could muster to take the final steps to the top of the cwm and then looked back down the valley, the magnificence of which beggared belief; it had been well worth the effort. (by pseudonymous)
The Quandary for Friday, July 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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