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:

6

Prone in a hospital bed wracked with pneumonia and dermatitis contracted from fomites of clothing and blankets gathered while street begging to feed the wolfish edacity of her buirdly twins, widowed Mary Carelist, long unemployed English literature tutor, deliriously conjured her boys as nimbus-adorned bedside protectors, but oddly - lecturing her to ditch the “apophasic accidentally-on-purpose opening line” (while rain-drenched on a corner): “I’m not going to mention I’m jobless, just hope you can toss me a few shekels, food or a blanket for my boys' sake,” from which inevitably came the blanket. (by docephesus)

5

The rain stopped, the nimbus clouds parted, and the sun shone down on the dry and the damp alike, the latter including Stan Fanucci, who had accidentally-on-purpose allowed the rain to extinguish the campfire, hoping thereby to persuade his wife curtail their trip, not knowing what she knew, namely, that the Fomes fomentarius growing on the side of the very beech tree he was leaning against was commonly called "tinder fungus" because of its usefulness in firestarting: it gives even the least edacious fire an appetite, whether or not the fuel is damp. (by cusheamus)

4

Everyone agreed that the Smithington's garden party had gone swimmingly (the dancing on the lawn, the games of croquet, the swimming pool full of carnations, the endless rounds of polite chit-chat); for it was not until Tuesday that the awful truth was revealed: how cousin Beauregard, the black sheep of the family and a noted microbiologist, accidentally on purpose sneezed upon the profiteroles and converted them to a fomes of edacious bacteria, and the eventually ensuing deliquescence of half the guests cast an understandable nimbus over the press coverage of the proceedings. (by Amalia)

3

Cyril’s resume as a paralegal neglected to mention that he was also an edacious photographer of clouds, so hungry for fresh-caught nimbus images that he might even stumble on his morning walk to the office, accidentally on purpose, to build an excuse for his lateness, or else feign illness, each time accusing a different office artifact (now an unsterilized keyboard, then a paper document shared among sneezing coworkers) of being the fomes that transferred the virus to him—all so that he could point his lens skyward and shoot with blissful impunity a few moments longer. (by Rudi)

2

A friend of mine was once married to a narcissistic woman who accidentally on purpose developed a combined case of agoraphobia, microbiophobia, ombrophobia and mysophobia which kept her at home and safe from all sorts of fomes and germs, but alas, as my friend observed in his divorce suit, she had no sitophobia and no obesophobia (no fatlardophobia as he put it to me bitterly) and was quite edacious, which cast a dark nimbus over their marriage. (by Sami)

1

In the reference library my consumption of reading matter was famously edacious, but knowing my pathological fear of fomites (for I habitually donned gloves and a respirator) the staff were thoughtful enough, accidentally on purpose as it were, and with the happy pretext of "just freshening the air", to spray each germ-ridden book with a nimbus of strong disinfectant while removing it from the stack for my perusal. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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