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:


As it’s kenspeckle our water-fetching -- This old amnicolist starts kvetching, He’s waiting to clench A good spinster who’d quench His laconic spec: “Be in mom’s etching”. (by QuaQua)


As for why she remained a spinster, some thought the problem was her being a laconic amnicolist -- a woman who spoke tersely to suitors, preferring to hear the voice of the river she lived beside -- while others thought the problem was her being an unfashionable amnicolist -- a woman who admired that river through kenspeckle spectacles that announced her eccentricity but upstaged her clear green eyes. (by Rudi)


Miss Earlene Horsefeather, an elderly spinster, was secretly relieved to have been denied membership in Amnicolists International because she didn't live beside the river but upon it, in a kenspeckle houseboat (notorious for its startling paint job, involving swirls of colors the designer called Dark Eggplant, Pomegranate, and Sea Foam, but which the laconic tenant merely referred to as purple, red, and green), where she was quite happy to live alone with her one-eared cat, reaping the quiet rewards of having steadfastly refused, in her distant youth, all offers of marriage. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7814 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.