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 the cool, shadowy interior of his idling automobile, in between unseemly gulps of a zaftig Merlot, Sean Finagle, Esq. thought uneasily that this was definitely what was meant by "the tactile gaze" as he squirmed to avoid the sensation of hostile stares boring into his skin from the eyes of the longshoremen, who had stopped steeving bales of hemp into the hold of the Mary J. and were now standing silently on the dock below, ready to obrogate the Beatitudes with the Law of the Jungle (and not Kipling's version, either). (by cusheamus)


Summoned by my complaint that there were bits of cork bobbing around in the wine the head waiter conceded only that it did indeed seem to be a peculiarly tactile and zaftig inebriant, and then, deaf to my further remonstrations, was steeve enough to pronounce that under no circumstances would the management obrogate its existing Rules of Imbibement whereby customers who smuggled in their own supermarket plonk would be charged corkage. (by Et Seqq)


First he declared that tactile interaction with strippers was off limits, but Steve was not steeve in legislating the code of conduct for his entertainment establishment, and when he himself was tempted to survey the zaftig landscape of a certain performer, he obrogated his previous law, never officially annulling it, but merely declaring a new policy of sensory rapproachment. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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