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:


Your Honor, the defendant has portrayed himself before this court as a saint – an early riser, a diligent breadwinner for his family, and an honest employer of his thirty some-odd domestic assistants – and to disprove this ridiculous claim I will spare his meiny the trauma of appearing together or individually on the witness stand, for a simple logological analysis of the defendant's name reveals what is obvious to anyone who shares his residence, and what should be obvious to the court: Mr. Bum Fibber is a mendacious slugabed, and so I rest my case. (by Rudi)


Logological student Sam Pepys "so to bed" with Deb Willet he leaps; there he lies (not mendacious) with his meiny (bodacious !) -- late arousing, the slugabed sleeps. (by Justinnthyme40)


"Eenie, meenie, meiny, mo", said Mack softly to himself, deep under the quilts where he was wallowing in time-honored slugabed fashion, wondering which of the meager range of choices before him was the least unattractive: getting dressed and going to his job at the plumbing supply store, getting half dressed and sitting down in front of his PC to confront the logological conundrums of his favorite online word puzzle, or staying where he was and just extending one arm far enough to reach his bedside phone to call his supervisor and indulge in a little creative mendacity to justify his continued absence from work. (by cusheamus)


The first word up for logological scrutiny - 'meiny' - was one that, funnily enough, he had been presented with online just the day before, and fearing that it would be mendacious to pretend that he wasn't now familiar with its antique usage as an all-purpose collective noun he resisted the invitation to contribute, and as a confirmed slugabed resumed his station between the sheets. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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