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:


Once a wage laborer, now inosculated in marriage with a tobacco heiress, Tommy spent his days togged out in the latest fashions, looking perfectly rakish and seeing no reason to participate in his former comrades' putsch against the man. (by Rudi)


Unexpectedly, the mezzanine front row overlook in the new theatre-in-the-round was perfect: the six radiating aisles below – each under separate spotlight - were lined with actors togged up in flashy rakish costumes, cleverly inosculating with center stage as a convergent putsch of radiant colors. (by docephesus)


Every time the populace became querulous, with the radicals plotting another putsch, I had only to appear on television - all togged out in my resplendent white uniform, peaked cap set at an irresistibly rakish angle, and taking care to exude a twinkling dictatorial benevolence - and at the pronouncement of yet another commemorative public holiday all incipient wellings of unrest rapidly inosculated into a commingled flow of jubilation, efficiently choreographed as always by the secret police. (by Et Seqq)


Wearing their fluorescent orange work togs with the caps at defiantly rakish angles, the employees of the Refuse and Recycling Division gathered at the Public Works Complex to protest budget cuts and layoffs that had resulted in the inosculation of their division with the Highway Division (half the people doing twice the work), while the Township Manager paced nervously around his office, fearing that if it came to a putsch he would lose his job to the popular Maintenance Supervisor. (by cusheamus)


When news of the revolution reached the Politburo in session, the angry First Secretary, bull-necked and red-faced, pounded his fist on the table and derisively responded thus to a question: "A putsch?  A putsch?  I assure you, Comrades, this is no putsch, this is no coup by some mad colonel with his chest togged out in rows of military medals; this, we should fear, is a spontaneous popular uprising seeded for years by the subversive work of rakish intellectuals and now at last inosculated by the growing mass of prosperous merchants." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, January 28, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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