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:


Brazen, shameless and quite bogus wheeze... Or mere ventifacts, formed by the breeze ? 'Gemstones' offered for sale Under counter or veil... Some ascribe these an aura of sleaze. (by Justinnthyme40)


Geologists once ascribed the bosom-like curves of the famous Maiden Rock to the polishing effect of wind and sand over millions of years, but that theory, despite the numerous geophysical simulations undertaken in its support, has been revealed as bogus, and we now know that the most stunning granite formation in the Mojave desert was hand-chiseled by a brazen sculptor who thought he could fool the scientific community and pass off his own work as a natural ventifact. (by Rudi)


On closer examination, the ventifacts of this exposed yardang ridge showed that, in ascribing their striations to nomadic rune-making, Henderson was guilty of a brazen sophistry that exposed his academic reputation as entirely bogus, built - as they say - on sand. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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