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:


In many imaginary places (like Cockaigne, Never-Never Land, and the world of supermarket checkout line publications), the Victorian antimacassar is the antecessor of the Modern plastic slipcover, a degreaser intercessor and a necessary component of the current fashion of the Hectic Eclectic Movement in home decor, with its highly-colored mishmash of miscellaneous secondhand furnishings jammed any which way into pitifully small rooms, and anybody who claims otherwise must be prepared to be my adversary and arch enemy forever. (by cusheamus)


The politician was an arch entertainer who, through an eclectic combination of priestly oratory and ukulele-accompanied crooning, persuaded his audience not quite to forget the harsh economic reality unfolding under his party's rule, but to conceive that reality as a mere antecessor to the never-never land promised in the party's manifesto. (by Rudi)


Our tour guide was simply an arch Antecessor who led us in march; “An eclectic old spot”, Though he said it was not Never-never land, only “The Larch”. (by QuaQua)


The elderly jazz buff's tastes were far from eclectic, indeed obsessively focused, for among alto saxophonists it was all too obvious that he recognised neither antecessor nor successor to Johnny Hodges, whose liquid tone, effortless technical command and boundless creativity he found so matchless as to demand immediate beatification to a never-never land where Ellington and Strayhorn were writing for him still - and then he gave me an arch look and asked how I rated that young upstart Charlie Parker. (by Et Seqq)


Never-never land's never too grand... so arch bishops have planned there to stand (through weighs dialectic yet always eclectic) and command 'antecessor' firsthand. (by Justinnthyme40)


Peter tried to escape to never-never land as he sat at his desk, looking forlornly at the eclectic mix of mundane paperwork that his arch, antagonistic cubicle buddy Alan expected him to complete lest he be subjected to Alan's muse of choice, Willie Nelson, all throughout the workday... Peter could guess what had been the fate of his antecessor. (by Megan Louise)


Kowtowing to eclecticism, Never-never land became her real-ism; For standing on self-deception Enthusiastically arch, She became an occult antecessor For outlandish upstarts. (by dust)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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