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:


Bill owned The Collected Works of William Shakespeare (the whole schmeer, including the poetry, in forty small leatherbound volumes - no anthologies, abridgements, analects, or chrestomathies for him! - which took up both the shelves in his prison cell) and he was now reading Titus Andronicus for the third time, breaking off occasionally to glance down through the barred window at the yardbirds lifting weights in the exercise pen, feeling quite enspirited and cheered up by the comparison between his chances of parole and theirs. (by cusheamus)


Any poet who is contemplating larceny as a supplemental income stream, yet fearful of the creatively stifling consequences of a potential incarceration, will be much enspirited by the late Jack Egil's voluminous Yardbird Chrestomathy, which contains the whole schmeer of metrical verse he penned during a six-year tour of Nevada's remotest penitentiaries--until his untimely demise, a period of abundant production. (by Rudi)


Shortly after entering the penitentiary each new yardbird was enspirited by being shown the concealed chrestomathy that formed a compilation of schmeering tactics, none of which had ever failed to secure the governor's informal assent to requests for stimulants and the occasional extended furlough. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, November 22, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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