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 the poet labored to suggest the ineffable beauty of a perfect dawn, her attention, till now coasting on ethereal birdsong, was suddenly caught and carried backwards by an eddy of sound from her snoring boyfriend's nose, a nose which could not be toggled off through gentle means, and so, in the interest of poetry, she devised a makeshift brank for the nose from rough sandpaper and a loosened clothespin. (by Rudi)


"Time to brank this loud-mouthed twit!" said Coraline, as she stomped through the eddying wake of Dick Hedd's noisome passing, toggling between rage and joy at the prospect of muffling his foetid stream of ineffable misogynist blather at last. (by cusheamus)


Since I couldn't simply toggle off the eddying maelstrom of vile recriminatory abuse that spewed from her maw, I had no option but to reapply the branks, forcibly curbing her tongue, and happily rendering in a trice the foully unspeakable tacitly ineffable. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 16, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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