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:


His camelot claim seems a little Like the note from his dead wife -- too brittle; If I corkscrew he'll flounder; There's no logic sounder: Here's a blood clot disguised as a tittle. (by QuaQua)


Cornered and corkscrewed, floundering under such pressure, the man of sworn silence finally yielded a tittle concerning that precious place, that Camelot of ours. (by dust)


The sommelier approached our table and told us tales of camelot – stories of roses, chocolates and exotic spices romancing each other inside the bottle – but when we asked to partake, he floundered with the corkscrew, twisting it, pulling it, shaking it, banging it, prodding the poor device until it became permanently engulfed in the neck of the bottle; of the wine itself, he freed not a lot, not a little, not even a tittle. (by Rudi)


Old Ma Geneva Whortley lived halfway up the mountain in what Father would call a lean-to except it wasn't really leaning against anything but a pair of spindly blueberry bushes, which Garth finally found after some hours of floundering along a deer track through the woods, corkscrewing over and around rocks, stumps, and things with thorns until he saw a lopsided sign on which was painted, with an arrow pointing straight ahead, the name "CAMELOT", which was either touching or creepy depending on whether one was a fan of Lerner and Loewe or Sir Thomas Mallory, the matter complicated by the fact that there were confusing tittles of paint over the "O" and an amorphous splash under the "C", suggesting that King Arthur's castle had succumbed to a strong Turkish influence and, taking into account the condition of the dwelling in front of him, that didn't reflect very well on the Turks. (by cusheamus)


You really can't believe a tittle of Mrs Malory's endless tittle-tattle, what with her prattling on about how Lance and Guin (the shameless hussy!) had just come back from another idyllic, balmy weekend in 'fantastic' Camelot, because when I tried to corkscrew out of her where the blessed place was, well, she just floundered, so my Sam and I, we've only gone and booked a package holiday in Erewhon. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, September 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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