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:


Born with the power of bilocation, the wandering monk, vulpine in gaudy magician's clothes, knew teleportation was a fait accompli, though a politely feigned uncertainty could serve as a fine lasso to gird the vulnerable dinner theater fat of a guileless audience's faith; that was how he saw all people now, and so life and its rehearsals or denials had come to bore him or even to bore through him. (by whysolofi)


In a tumbledown cottage girded by tall evergreens there lived a witchy woman named Spruce whose sharp, vulpine features were mostly belied by her kindness and her skill at healing and whose gift for being in two places at once surpassed the tales of saintly bilocation, because Spruce could be active in both locations at once (unlike the saints, that is, who slept in one place while they worked in another) as, for example when the villagers would come to fetch her to ease a birth or a death, stay at the cottage with her for tea, and then return home to discover she'd been there before them and the whole matter was a fait accompli. (by cusheamus)


Though still girded by guards, the prisoner offered a vulpine smile, knowing his escape was a fait accompli: he possessed not a ninja's ability to disappear, but a Roman Catholic saint's facility for bilocaton, which he, in second form, was now using to ambush and cross-whip the guards from behind. (by Rudi)


I'm surprised, as I gird myself, see, That somehow he's on both sides of me: Bilocation? absurd; He's just vulpine that nerd; With a mirror a fait accompli. (by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 02, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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