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:


"I am able to poke my nose into your business because I am leptorrhine," said bookish Billy, to intimidate Emma, whose vocabulary was limited to the demotic and the vernacular, as opposed to his which was more book-vermicular; Emma responded, after one last liminal puff, "I can sense your nose turned up, you stork!" (by QuaQua)


In that liminal state between wake and sleep, Josh considered the opening decades of his bookish life, and resolved that, sometime very soon, certainly well before death, burial, vermicular decomposition and all of that, he would dedicate some time to matters of appearance, but this thought raised a host of considerations that would require careful research, for if he were to get a nose job (hypothetically speaking, of course), should he choose the long and thin leptorrhine variety, or the broad and flat platyrrhine, or maybe the moderate mesorrhine? (by Rudi)


Dr. Quigley, a lean and bookish professor emeritus of ichnology, still maintained his interest in all things vermicular; but now his leptorrhine profile was seen less often in the library or lab, and more often near his neighbor's compost heap, where he searched for the liminal traces of his study organisms' modern descendents. (by Amalia)


During that liminal adolescent (teenage?) rite of passage I always had my nose (my proboscis?) buried deep (interred?) in a thesaurus (repository of synonyms), so became quite the leptorrhine bookworm (vermicularly bookish?). (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 16, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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