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:


Kentridge was a laconic man who preferred to let his sartorial tastes do the talking for him: today, for instance, he sported an outlandish Hawaiian shirt combining fractal shorelines, garish hibiscus blossoms, and sunsets in harlequin colors, which he hoped would communicate to the world at large both his misunderstood artistic leanings and his vague desire to be elsewhere. (by Amalia)


When Benoît showed up for work at RENT-A-CLOWN headquarters not wearing the conventional diamond-covered outfit expected of any historically authentic harlequin, but instead sporting a 60's tie-dye with a psychedelic fractal swirl, Benoît's boss, waxing laconic, muttered "outlandish", a one-word response which was rendered somewhat nasal by the red clown-nose clip-on the boss was then wearing. (by Rudi)


'Diamond geezer, hidden depths,' said Columbine laconically but caringly, as her outlandish suitor, the nimble Harlequin, cartwheeled off into the beyond, joyously echoing the self-reflective iteration 'diamond geezer, hidden depths', 'diamond geezer, hidden depths', in infinite recursion, like a matryoshka doll of nested fractals fresh unfettered. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, October 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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