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:


Winning the monthly departmental prize for the cutest, most 'now' website favicon galvanised their creative director into spontaneously dragooning them all into a most curious callithump around the office, marking time on his balding pate with a flagellant plastic ruler while bawling out 'we are all in servage to triviality, repeat after me . . .'. (by Et Seqq)


"Your Majesty," said Lord Snozbury, "I have brought unto you this day these thirty knights in loyal servage, proven to a man by deeds of valor upon the field, who shall--" but at that moment Snozbury was interrupted by a children's parade, indeed a callithump, rampaging noisily past the astonished lords in a completely anachronistic fanfaronade of costumed revelry and mirth; and the fabric of reality began to shimmer, like a lake into which a stone had been cast, and the lords and knights and horses and banners rippled and buckled and warped; and when at last this wrinkle in the space-time continuum had smoothed itself out once more, all that remained were a curious pair of capital Q's, which some enterprising wordsmith soon chanced to discover, and fashioned into the favicon of his website. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 07, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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