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:


My tranquil morning was interrupted by a phone call from a bank sales rep who barraged me with fulsome assertions of my special wonderfulness as a sincerely valued and deeply appreciated customer; when I said "Not interested," he begged to know if there might be any way he could serve me better, so I suggested he hie himself over to the nearest ironsmith to have his headset refashioned as a brank. (by Rudi)


So, Coraline hied herself off to 7734 Armpit Terrace (where Dick, who weighed three hundred pounds, lived in his mother's basement), armed with a brank she had made out of a metal bucket lined with expandable insulating foam sealant (with little holes drilled for drinking straws to poke up his nostrils for breathing purposes) and when Dick's slatternly mother (the charmless Mrs. Hedd) opened the door, Coraline disarmed her with fulsome praise of her squalid home, thereby easily gaining entry to the basement, where by virtue of her comparative nimbleness, she was able to brank the loathsome fellow easily, although she was briefly tempted to leave off the straws, but her kindly nature prevailed and she lived happily and tranquilly ever after. (by cusheamus)


'To be frank,' said Hank, 'I drew a blank Left Bank - right out of brank, and my heart sank; but then a bum (who stank), some slum scum (quite rank), mumbled ''Over here, chum, don't be glum, have a crumb''; so in fulsome stride I hied me to his humdrum side and damn near cried when I spied, free to take by his flank, nearly half a Russian pancake - and make no mistake, here it is, a bit dank and lank, but let's chill, all tranquil like.' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 17, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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