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:


Spirits were low at the outset of this year's caucus of the Sahara Desert Fishmonger's Association, given the ongoing drought and perennial absence of competent fisherman, but as concerned merchants fossicked around for a solution to their supply issues, they did find hope in a proposal by the treasurer's ten-year-old son to admit Soapy Flying Tuna (an unusual aquatic/avian species that reproduces via bubble wand) among the perishables permitted for sale. (by Rudi)


"Little Kids' Krazy Bubbles w/Magic Wand" was the first item on the scavenger hunt list and Becky's little sister had one already, so they were off to a fine, quick start, but then later on Greg dropped the bubble wand into the lobster tank at the fishmonger's (where they had gone to borrow item #8, a flexible boning knife), so half the team had to spend an hour fossicking around town trying to track down another wand because Greg was too chicken to reach into the lobster tank, while the other half formed an impromptu caucus at Taco Bell (item #14, a taco salad bowl shell) to replace Greg with Becky as team leader. (by cusheamus)


'My Billingsgate informant reports, sir, that at the caucus of street-traders convened shortly before sunrise a fishmonger swore that you had asked a young lady selling knick-knacks at a nearby stall for a 'blow-job', at which she not unnaturally took fright; and that your impromptu charade of removing your monocle and pouting through it did not sufficiently clarify to her that you were actually intent (as you say) only upon purchasing a child's bubble wand; so I would advise, sir, that in future if you remain intent upon fossicking among the poor for oral entertainment you might patronise the ambulant denizens of Covent Garden, who, I find, are for a small consideration quite willing to oblige.' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 03, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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