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:


'Welcome, strangers, you should now have a quick bathe in the lake' advised a xenodochial carved sign as we paused before the high valley cirque; and we wondered whether this was a none too subtle way of telling us that, after all our exertions, we weren't emanating attar of roses. (by Et Seqq)


Although members of her academic cirque advised her to be more selective, the xenodochial organizer of this year's Glacial Geomorphology Symposium welcomed all attendees, whether they were cirque experts, cirque performers, or random men of the subway, attracted by the attar that newly single Professor "Rose" applied before her daily commute to the department. (by Rudi)


We were standing indecisively near a cirque filled with snow (like a bowl with skimmed milk) and our nostrils were filled with the attar of winter - pine needles, white cedar wood, musk, ice - when a xenodochial stranger kindly stopped and gave directions, advising us to go back down the glacier about half a mile and try the western trail, which she said was less difficult. (by cusheamus)


Rising slowly from his perch along the boulder-strewn cirque, the old man batted away the xenodochial mosquitos and advised his young granddaughter that such sweet smelling attar was probably not the wisest choice of hiking accessories. (by captainthunderbeard)
The Quandary for Friday, August 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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