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:


At the time when Whiskers first understood there would be no returning to the whilom armistice, and yet before he was ready to return to the chaos of outright war with the small, fleeting creatures who still tormented him, our feline hero dispatched majordomo Spot, five years the younger and thus fitter for such dangerous duty, to secure piezoelectric resonating collars—shrill signals of the antagonists' approach—around the necks of Mickey, Minnie, and their plentiful scurrying troops, then thanking his faithful servant for "belling the cat" as they say. (by Rudi)


Major Doughmeaux's majordomo's arranged with his whilom wife (now they're estranged) to risk belling the cat and start telling him that there's no 'armistice day' truce prearranged. (by Justinnthyme40)


"And will you bell the cat for me...Jeeves...please?" pleaded I in a sugarcoated voice, to which the suave majordomo acquiesced, thus terminating the whilom cold war that had broken out between us two with this armistice until the Wooster heart bayed vociferously for blood. (by SunnyBee)


'You mean Carruthers, my whilom majordomo? . . . out-buttled the best of 'em, he did, but I'll be danged if the Hun didn't take a pot shot at him when I sent him, gammy leg and all, over the top to bell the cat . . . anyway, it looks as if I'll be decanting my own port from now on . . . so bottoms up, Henry old bean, and here's to the Armistice! (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 11, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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