Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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'See that rocky moraine over yonder?' said the old-timer, swaddled in a reeking collage of cast-offs and expertly baptising a spittoon, 'well I were the wildcatter what sold it stone by stone, pebble by pebble, as moon rock in the seventies; but then the devils sussed me out, blast 'em, so there was nowt left to do but absquatulate pronto.' (by Et Seqq)


Luc was an artistic wildcatter, digging for beauty in places where it was not known to be found, and according to some critics, not finding it, a failure that occurs quite notably in "Moraine," his most recent work, a jagged collage of silver gelatin prints documenting the detritus he discovered while finally thawing the glacier that had been growing in his kitchen freezer, the same glacier that had made his girlfriend, searching innocently for ice cubes for a margarita one sultry evening last August, absquatulate in mixological despair. (by Rudi)


A photo on BPotD, taken in British Columbia's Cathedral Provincial Park, showed a collage of the most beautiful of North American natural features - lake, mountains, pine-forested valley, with dark green moss and yellow-flowering Dasiphora amongst the rocky debris of a moraine - and made Debra want to absquatulate from her risky and complicated existence as a sub-prime mortgage wildcatter and move to a cabin in the North Woods. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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