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:


Single female (call me Ms. Amytis Peacock) seeks boanthropic beau (bulls only, no yaks) who will toil and moil like Nebuchadnezzar to reconstruct domestic paradise rammed apart by previous suitor (rewards commensurate with experience), then, if successful, join pavonine queen (that's me—iridescent turquoise bathgown) as we explore steamy balneal pleasures in refinished facility. (by Rudi)


However much she moiled to attract by sporting her latest pavonine fascinator, she found that Gordon, a recent recruit to boanthropy, simply snorted and pawed the ground, before lumbering off for a balneal restorative in the mire. (by Et Seqq)


After the queen, in a boanthropic moment, offered herself to the bull, she needed a bath and moiled away to fill a tub herself so no one would know, but the balneal effluent revealed some clues to her misbehavior, which she tried to carry off by donning her best silk frock of irridescent pavonine blue. (by pbwoodruff)


Lester Ox enjoyed all things equine, porcine, feline, canine, and ovine, while his brother Abner Ox preferred the serpentine, the myrmecine, and the corvine, but their boanthropic hearts beat as one in the matter of the pavonine (which you could tell by looking at the profusion of peacocks in their front garden) and, truthfully, it was always a welcome break in a day full of agricultural toil and moil to sit and watch the lot of them, still streaming with post-balneal water from their communal swim in the duck (anatine) pond, gallivanting on the greensward. (by cusheamus)


His boanthropy helps with the plow Then a peacock he turns, from a cow: After pavonine moils That bring him his spoils Balneal House's queen takes his bow. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Sunday, August 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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