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:


An exuberant salesman of Asian artifacts, and of his own mystique, Tony would jump to recount his journeys—how he had risked death (elephant stampede) en route to the remote Hindu temple where he plucked the most recent garuda for sale in his shop—but these stories were not fully veridical: the mythical birds and such were flown in from a wholesale warehouse, and the stories were conceived by a couchant charlatan, Tony. (by Rudi)


Blaise had just finished his coffee and was preparing to return to the manuscript of "Veridical vs. False Memories in Alzheimer Patients", when his attention was drawn to the sight of a very large white man, with an eagle's beak and red wings who first soared exuberantly through the air over the kitchen garden and then alighted on the lawn outside the breakfast room window, where he settled on his belly and, from this couchant position, stared unblinkingly at Blaise, who was now able to see clearly that he was a garuda, in which case a cure for Angela's salmonella was at hand. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 28, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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