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:


Knowing he was a stock chartist educated at the feet of Edwards and Magee themselves, I didn't have much trouble earwigging Mr. Green: I simply disputed his faith in the predictive value of price patterns, likening the contents of his bible, Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, to a work of numerology, whereupon he trended irate, barked that he could make money just as fast as I lost it, and promptly absconded with my wallet. (by Rudi)


Apparently, the chartist philosophy, learned at the feet of the previous generation of financial analysts, is "history repeats itself" or, to put it another way, after enough patient earwigging of insider traders there will once again be enough money to make worthwhile the trouble of absconding to a country with no extradition treaty. (by cusheamus)


For years, it was chartist extraordinaire, Drew A. Longline, who had earwigged gullible investors to trust him with their money by drawing lines and patterns on graphs but when he absconded without a trace after the crash of 2008, all the blame for his investment losses was laid squarely at the feet of his hapless fiancee who, it was alleged, had forced him to finance their lavish lifestyle with his investors’ funds. (by Sami)


The former blacklisted chartist, intuitively analyzing the outline of the Himalayan peaks with jagged lower mountainous bases faintly sketched in the roky pre-climb dawn, cheerily augured a profitable trek of safe adventure, in stark contrast to his torpedoed career - the classic cinematic espionage of a junior analyst mole who sat at his feet with delusory gratuitous earwigging and absconded with the firm’s proprietary formulas and his illustrious reputation. (by docephesus)


In such a sluggish financial market there was little for a young chartist to do but put crystal gazing on hold and sit instead at the feet of Mammon to earwig on Jenkins' colourful tales of illegal insider trading, a favoured scam that had apparently once yielded a much better return than (no names, no pack-drill!) somebody's recent opportunistic absconding with the coffee dispenser honesty box. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 05, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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