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:


Single on Valentine's day, and having just missed a connecting flight, James hoped to inveigle a nearby patron of the airport bar into some timely canoodling, but his dearheart of convenience was not felled by his flattery—it was rather her fourth martini that caused this similarly stranded traveler to topple to the floor after vomiting on James. (by Rudi)


“Fairly gutty failure, eh?” his disabled, tired, recently widowed father meted out, “lumpish attempt to inveigle attention from a new lass - regardless possible canoodling - from here eyeing your wrinkled shirt, ragged pant seams your mother specially felled to quell your conniption, and dingy tam - not one flower, no dearheart call – Lord knows, I would dress and caress to the max just to feel your mother's breath again.” (by docephesus)


On the fells, Phil fell, kit and caboodle, for a filly out walking her poodle "My darling, my dearheart, from you I can ne'er part... let us buss and caress and canoodle"; but she, being quite perspicacious, determined this gambit predacious: "You're a flattering inveigler and perhaps a finagler... let this Valentine's meet be fugacious". (by Justinnthyme40)


Such was her mounting passion, I found that I could fell my dearheart with a single amorous glance; and as she lay back, tremulous in girlish abandon, I thought to inveigle myself even further into her affections, looking for a bit more than just a quick canoodle. (by Et Seqq)


Valentine’s Day can be toilsome for yours truly Atilla the Hun, for I am of a timorous nature in matters of the heart and I would much sooner fell a dozen enemies in a bloody battle than shop for flowers and fine chocolate fondants to inveigle my dearheart to engage in a little canoodling. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, February 14, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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