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 I tittuped around the corner to the local samizdat to submit the final chapter of my novel, I stopped in amazement--my mouth agape, a satori came over me: this could well enough be my big break! (by aurorarain)


Agape and astounded, we've found Great samizdat, print underground -- Amazing satori, Pacificatory, End marching -- let's tittup around! (by Justinnthyme40)


Mona thought maybe the name of the new restaurant, Samizdat, meant "Saturday" in Turkish or something, which she thought was clever and edgy, so she and her self-consciously dressed-up girlfriends minced down the steps and through the door, only to be mystified by the spectacle of an old printing press and a couple of stacks of banned books where the tables and chairs should have been, which made them stand with their mouths agape like baby birds waiting to be fed, but then Mona had one of those moments of twenty-something satori for which she was justly renowned and said, "Oh! It's not a restaurant!", so they all tittupped out again and had lunch at Denny's instead. (by cusheamus)


Knowing that the literature of Zen Buddhism had been banned by the Bureau for the Elimination of the Meaningless, the Inexplicable, and the Contradictory, I was agape when I came across a samizdat koan collection slipped between copies of our Dear Leader's Orthodox Logic Training Manual at a Public Book Dispensary, but after I tittuped home with this text and applied the State Certified Reading Procedure, my excitement gave way to frustration: I couldn't get no satori. (by Rudi)


Slickers of samizdat sell their stock, Arrantly allured, agape at the page Brains tittup too timely to the tick of the clock, Scoring satori successfully sans sage. (by Megan Louise)


'It's just another damned samizdat hawker - look, with his rabid pamphlet pinned to his chest, and see him strung up there, mouth drooling all agape, tootsies still doing a little tittup; but who knows, perhaps he's found the truth at last, rewarded with a Soviet-style satori, eh, tovarich?' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, October 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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