Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Given the local prosopography of Krishnan's caste as a people who didn't do much other than woolgathering, he wondered if he could escape to a faraway place so exogamy would be an option and he and his hardworking wife would earn a lot and live in a bungalow; and as he wondered, he chased a couple of sheep away from the tussock where they were resting and started to comb the tussock to see if there was any wool. (by QuaQua)


As he wandered the library stacks with no research purpose in mind, Professor Stevens imagined a possible project—a prosopography of his academic colleagues, which would compare the lives of those who had followed the convention of exogamy (those who had married outside the department) with those who had wedded fellow sociologists, but this daydream was cut short when a tussock of the professor's remaining hairs drooped over his brow, obstructing his line of sight and causing him to hit his head on a dislodged encyclopedia (Volume Q) in what was to be a near-fatal woolgathering accident. (by Rudi)


In my recent prosopographical study of interbreeding amongst the haemophiliac landed gentry I did come across the occasional morganatic liaison, such pragmatic exogamy perhaps best exemplified by young Lord Featherstonehaugh who, after years of desultory woolgathering on the Grand Tour, returned home to marry not the Cholmondeley girl, but little Miss Mussock, a lowborn arachnophobic whom he encountered mid-sward astride a tussocky knoll. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, December 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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