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:


Rama saw in siderial light, And he heard jeremiads that night: How a forest once lush, From a lupine mad rush, Was now deep in deciduous plight. (by QuaQua)


In sticky summer, each searching for love with lupine ferocity, these two campers sniffed each other's trails, found their ways to a common tent, shared fictions and flesh beneath the stars, and made a practice of sidereal howling, but their romance would prove deciduous like so many trees (why can't all be evergreen?), beginning to wilt in October, and seeming quite dead in November, by which time each tragedian had stocked enough complaints about the other for a jeremiad that could last till spring. (by Rudi)


If hubby is given to lupine howling at a sidereal full moon, he is no wannabe werewolf but a Jeremiah raging against the deciduosity of youth, libido, and hair. (by Et Seqq)


The encounter with Hester and Pearl, as mother and daughter laughed and wove through pine and deciduous oak deep, released the seared, ravenous, lupine Minister Dimmesdale and he surrendered; neither his Sunday jeremiad, however artfully worded to conceal his shameful confession, nor his pious sidereal contemplation could restore Hester or save his damned soul. (by agbrs)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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