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

Peregrinations of hiking coastal roads to peddle services of cleaning fire-damaged homes, fuliginous and dirty as it was, became the new meme of a group of nature watchers who had heretofore simply hiked between forest cottages armed with fabric repair kits in hand sewn ditty-boxes. (by docephesus)

5

"It would appear, my good man, that in the course of your peregrinations your ditty-box has become a trifle fuliginous," I observed--but this seemingly innocuous remark landed me in trouble, for in this particular region (as I later learned) it was a sort of meme that the more soot you had on your ditty-box, the larger your reproductive organ was supposed to be; and therefore by using the word "trifle" I had inadvertently insulted the man. (by saintdufus)

4

“Wow, it now looks rather fuliginous in here,” said the pergrinating explosionist, "but seeing as I never succumbed to the meme of the ditty-bag or the ditty-box, and therefore lack even the most basic supplies like a cloth to tidy up all this soot, I've no real choice but to amble onward, in the unfortunate direction of my next conflagration." (by Rudi)

3

"Call me newfangled," Richards said, "but 'fuliginous ditty-box' seems a meme rather unlikely to peregrinate broadly in the culture, meaningful though it might be to a chimney-sweep such as yourself, and thus you might be better advised to consider a different title for your first album." (by Amalia)

2

On his nocturnal peregrinations through the fuliginous London smog Jack was never without his little ditty-box, for he always liked to freshen up immediately after a murder, and rather hoped that his observance of good hand hygiene might serve as a model meme to other serial killers. (by Et Seqq)

1

When the meme travelled around the world that Santa was about to retire and was looking for a worthy successor, I quickly applied for the job explaining my peripatetic experience and my love of peregrination and of children, but I wavered after he admonished me at the inteview at his North Pole home that "it isn't like traveling in first class with a ditty-box, and your entrance in every home through the chimney on Christmas Eve will be quite fuliginous". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7145 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.

Definitions:

We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.