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:


On the final leg of your journey, as the trees grow thick, you will meet a dour dwarf, pacing interminably about his sylvan lair, muttering strange lyrics of dysphoria (louder at the hour's turn) from underneath his shroud of leaves: approach him slowly, walk as he walks, be parsimonious in your greeting for he will surely not relinquish the key to a blabbermouth, and don't dare unmask him, for even a single glimpse of his moue would deflate the mood of the steeliest hero, sending that unfortunate witness searching the forest in vain for a pep talk. (by Rudi)


A felonious monk, Marc Antonius, parsimonious, mean and simonious, in a treed sylvan scene was unmasked and his mien showed a grimacing moue polychronious. (by Justinnthyme40)


While I was thinking, "Skinflint, cheese-paring, parsimonious tightwad!", I must have made an involuntary moue of irritation, because she asked, "Why so pouty?" in her fruitiest, most condescending, management seminar voice, but I feared that if I told her how shortsighted and misplaced was her tightfisted attitude toward the customers, off would come her veneer of nice manners and, thus unmasked, she would be a lot harder to deal with, making our quiet corner of Pennsylvania countryside less like Penn's woods than Mr. Bumble's workhouse. (by cusheamus)


As a worker bee, moue-mouthed, doth leak reluctant nectar from a darkling sylvan bloom, so we, enchained logophiles, with parched and pursed lips do suck upon laborious simile, unmasking cryptic quandaries, and with Herculean precaution negotiate at best a warily parsimonious cohabitation of beached mutineers. (by Bud Myte)


'Your quondam liberality contrasts markedly with this parsimonious ungenerosity,' piped up two little trick-or-treaters on their third visitation that evening to my sylvan retreat by Walden Pond, each child briefly unmasking in order to display a gurning moue of pique that soured still further as I strove to enlighten them with homilies on the evils of extortion. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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