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:


Garuda's kith and kin taken together scarcely constituted a quorum at any official meeting of Hindu deities, of which there were hundreds, but what they lacked in numbers they more than made up in size, so were able to force a vote to require Shiva to emerge from the deep meditation that had unbalanced the world and, when the lopsidedness was undone, another vote to proscribe Shiva from burning them all to ashes, his usual retaliation for being disturbed. (by cusheamus)


A god needn't the lopsided support of that quorum of earthly kith--a family and its caves and fires--but may take refuge in the wing or breast of an avatar servant, be it garuda or pegasus: never shall he fry his beast for a family picnic. (by whysolofi)


Although I hesitate to create strife among kith, and do consider the dealer a friend, I have to point out to him that the wings – as confirmed by a quorum of my fellow collectors of Asian artifacts – the wings of the garuda he's trying to sell me are completely lopsided, not flight-ready, certainly not fit for a god or even a god-carving, I don't care how old – not at that price. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, August 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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