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:


Barbie was so faithful to her hymeneal vows that she could not conceive of flirting with any man beyond her Ken; better then that her husband's quiet efforts to bootstrap himself out of the marriage never osmosed into her awareness--that it remained forever beyond her ken that such an escapist intention was not beyond her Ken. (by Rudi)


We were all there--Boots, Trap, Hyme, Neal, Ken, Osmose, and myself--and Ken was giving one of his famous speeches; and as if to illustrate a point, he leaned down and pulled up his bootstrap, saying in his deep, sonorous Sam Elliott basso voice: "Boys, there comes a time in every hymeneal scenario when a husband and wife have to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and face the music; when they need to rely, not on the ken of their forefathers or parents, but on their own range of vision, their own sight, their own view, their own range of perception, their own understanding, their own knowledge; because I'll tell you somethin', boys--(and here one side of Ken's handlebar mustache rose up in a sidelong grin)--it sure as hell ain't gonna happen by osmosis." (by saintdufus)


His failure to osmose the requirements of bootstrapping his impending hymeneals left the matter quite thoroughly beyond his ken. (by wackyvorlon)


Despite the allegedly unfailing perspicacity and infinite breadth of ken of thousands of royal observers who prided themselves on their ability to osmose the faintest palace stirrings, the younger brother soon thereafter surprised everyone by announcing that when his own day came, he would opt for a quieter wedding with only a dozen or so close friends, and furthermore, that he would not accept any state or family funds but that he would instead bootstrap his way to hymeneal bliss. (by Sami)


Charisse's rapid emergence as a successful wedding planner was fueled by her ken to logistical organization, knack to osmose all things hymeneal and, as a freelance consultant, tirelessly bootstrap her business niche with indelible flamboyant ceremonies. (by docephesus)
The Quandary for Friday, April 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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