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:


Contrasting the orthodox symbolic Paschal Lamb so pristinely presented, and dinner guests likewise staid and reverent, the hyperactive host in a gray suit and dappled gray tie – wielding a gratuitous beau geste of a half-bow with quirky head nod – nearly abrogated the season’s somber symbolism upon his detailing of pogroms worldwide as sacrifices for global cultural advancement. (by docephesus)


Whilst prolix and grandiose, I rather enjoyed the old preacher's oratorical style, an enjoyment which was not widely shared amongst the crew who were presently dappled with a fresh batch of spittle as the preacher raised his hands and cried, almost indignantly, "the Paschal Lamb was no mere beau geste my friends but the very abrogation of sin's wage!" (by alaistair)


"Mmmm-MMM, that Paschal Lamb looks delicious," said Rabbi Kravitz, smacking his lips as he tied his bib, "and hey, folks, let's not forget that had it not been for the good Lord's beau geste in abrogating our enslavement to the Egyptians back in the day, we wouldn't be enjoying this succulent little dappled critter right now (or so the story goes--Mendel, pass the salt, won't you?). (by saintdufus)


When in 1960 Pascal Lambo of Dakar in the French Sudan (now Senegal) applied for admission to a small-town college in Alabama, his dossier was enthusiastically embraced by the admissions committee who viewed his divine name as a beau geste from the Lord, but upon his arrival, it was discovered that he was neither white nor a Christian and his enrollment was summarily abrogated by the college, a shameful dapple on the history of the institution. (by Sami)


Dappled by the rotating gobos, like some Paschal Lamb an ageing rocker knelt before an audience that, having long ago abrogated all responsibility to scream deliriously, took this beau geste as no more than its due for years of unwavering devotion, acknowledging it with but a ripple of subdued applause. (by Et Seqq)


While the peace treaty between Harnsnoorn and Kiffleflimp began auspiciously with that beau geste, a knees-up invitation at Harnsnoorn Castle, the agreement was abrogated with startling celerity when King Kiffleflimp's heir Snoold was found to have dappled the Harnsnoorn Pachal Lamb with egregious regurgitations. (by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 05, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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