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:


Butterfly bombs, ochre-colored for use in the middle east, could also be dropped on grain crops at harvest time, reducing to their component minims any farm-workers who tripped over them and, somewhat tangentially, shortening the process of turning wheat into zweibacks by instantly imparting a twice-baked crispness to the standing grain, not to mention the combined odoriferousness of newly-baked bread and roasted farmers making the countryside for miles around smell like lunch. (by cusheamus)


At their blind date he would have found her minim of intelligence and odoriferous emanations merely tangential to his libidinous urges had she not doused them by firmly insisting upon his donning diapers and gurgling while force-feeding him rusks in the form of charred shards of zwieback. (by Et Seqq)


You might think the subject of twice-baked bread tangential to our discussion of German automotive innovation, but listen: no BMW or Mercedes glove compartment should be without at least a minim of zwieback, the perfect snack for long trips, an eminently storable treat which never spoils, stinks, or becomes even slightly odoriferous. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 04, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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