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:


So the lights go out again and my wife gleeks me -- just like that! -- sneers and calls me a "luddite cheapskate," all 'cause I wouldn't pay some young hotshot electrician $5000 to do some bogus renovations on system that's been working fine for ages (the dude wanted to use some new age tofu wiring or whatever... insulated with robot spit?), so I tell my wife we don't really need electricity because "the coruscation of your eyes is more bright than any incandescent bulb," and I was sure a little sweet talk would quiet her down, but she gleeks me again, "luddite cheapskate," just like that! (by Rudi)


He's a technophobe luddite -- no geek, loves to renovate card games like gleek; with his bright coruscation he eschews obfuscation and encourages all to speak Greek ! (by Justinnthyme40)


After a week spent indoors in the sub-basement offices of PewCorp, connected to the world only through digital means and with only stale air to breathe, Henrietta came to the point where she yawned constantly (once even gleeking into her co-worker's keyboard) and looked forward to embracing her inner Luddite on the weekend, eschewing any tools more complicated than a Yankee screwdriver to begin renovating her sagging garden shed (from which there was little left to clear out but a few rusting implements marked by the coruscating tracks of Limacidae). (by cusheamus)


Dean Murkowitz was widely gleeked as a luddite when he unveiled the plans for the renovation of the science complex: no DSL cables, no digital projectors, no computer labs, even; in fact, the only concession to technology was a sculpture to be hung in the main atrium, titled "Coruscating Sphere," which bore an unfortunate and indeed rather uncannily close resemblance to a disco ball. (by Amalia)


Sita was never able to renovate, on Facebook or by phone, her friendship with Prem, who has become a luddite (and therefore avoids many things technological, including computers and phone) ever since that unfortunate day years ago, when, in the darkness of the Kavanur observatory hill, she gleeked him for going enthusiastically after a firefly that he thought was sticking to some guy's pants, which then turned out to be the guy's coruscating mobile phone. (by QuaQua)


Gleek not, but stanch coruscating jibes and hold! - stay your eager Luddite hand, for I come not to innovate but in humble submission devoutly to renovate the fustian fabric of this our quizzical quotidian quandary. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 21, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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