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:


One could detect an undertone of biophilia in the friar's intoxicated sermon—a justification for his undertaking the long and moliminous task of distilling usquebaugh—particularly when he described the sacred “water of life” as a birthright of every man and beast alike. (by Rudi)


Whether it was just my moliminous workload (I'm working on rearranging Stonehenge), or the reek of usquebaugh on Bairrfhionn's breath, or something else altogether, it seemed to me that when he spoke the words, "Well, certainly, I'm a biophiliac: but you say that like it's a bad thing," I perceived a faint undertone of mockery in his voice; and if my foot abruptly shot out of its own volition and caught the award-winning vintner in the yarbles, well, all I can say is that I'm sorry, and it will never happen again. (by saintdufus)


Standing by the still, hidden away in the derelict barn, he conceded, in a conspiratorial undertone, that the illicit domestic manufacture of usquebaugh - the Irishman's famous aqua vitae - was moliminous to a degree, but that all the effort was worthwhile for satisfying his biophiliac urge to bond with fermented barley. (by Et Seqq)


Hamish gazed out from the window of his humble croft at the towering mountains and sparkling loch –all the sustenance he needed to satisfy his biophilia—and regarded his wee dram of usquebaugh—blended with cochineal to give an undertone of morello cherry red—with pleasure as he reflected on the moliminous distilling process required to produce this nectar: this tribute to the Celtic gods of ancient times, and hiccoughed contentedly as he slid from his chair to the floor , his kilt raising up to answer that age-old question to anyone who may happen to glance through the window at that moment. (by Queen of East Pond)


The moliminous efforts to create this octagonal biosphere with a diameter of a football field in a remote sandy stretch of desert was noble, but including a distillery only to satisfy the main donor’s preference for “scoos” or Scottish Usquebaugh, brought a derogatory undertone to the study of adaptational biophilia. (by docephesus)


"I now have an aversion for alcohol or any mind-altering substance" explained my Irish former girlfriend turned nun when I visited her at her convent, but it was moliminous for me to try to focus on her words instead of the image of her in my mind binging on Usquebaugh while stripping out of her clothes, and I thought I detected in her speech and seclusion an undertone of regret and of longing for her erstwhile biophilic life. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 16, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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