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:


I found the painter's great trompe-l'oeil, Snowdrift #3, so persuasive as to make the museum itself seem rather parky, good cause to ask my date whether she wanted to collaborate in warming up, a proposition which she rejected parkily, sending me into a plangent lament over the scarcity of teamwork in our town's Balkanized singles' scene. (by Rudi)


My trompe-l'oiel started out as a collaboration with Picasso, but the Spaniard's absurdly disproportionate eyes and four-fingered "muppet" hands proved far too abstract for the realist style, so I gave the renowned artist a plangent drubbing and chased him out into the parky night, keeping hot on his heels for a good forty minutes or so, until at last he dove through a sewer grating and escaped me. (by saintdufus)


Let the plangent sound, like the drums of war, to adorn this parky 'morn, with an image, like a tromp-l'oeil, of the armageddon we face, lest we collaborate. (by francispedraza)


In a plangent whine the old tramp moaned that, since it was beginning to get a mite parky outside 'what with the nights drawing in and all', he would happily collaborate in partaking of our evening meal, seated by our roaring fire - unless of course that was actually only a mirage - some newfangled power-hungry plasma-screen trompe-l'oeil that only idle bastards like ourselves could ever afford. (by Et Seqq)


"Parka for parky in the park" was the title of the trompe l'oeil we were assigned to analyze but one of my classmates refused to collaborate in "this bourgeois subject by a bourgeois painter for a bourgeois audience" and challenged us in a plangent tone to instead "think of the parky homeless who have no park or parka." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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