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:


After burning the midnight oil in fevered lucubration, the destitute artist eventually succeeded in faking an ukiyo-e - no uncouth piece of mere copying this, but an inspired depiction of a glass f?rin, a swaying wind chime so affectingly depicted that one would have strained to catch its soothing tintinnabulation.

(by Et Seqq)


Late in the evening, Professor Farnsworth was deep in lucubration, a single lamp lighting the ukiyo-e rendition of a tsunami on the pages before him, when suddenly he was disturbed by the uncouth tintinnabulation of drunken, bell-toting carolers on the quadrangle outside. (by thraygun)


The tintinnabulation of the bells gave the postulate warning that the monks were arriving back to the cloister from their evening lucubration of illuminating Bibles, so the young boy hid his salacious ukiyo-e (given to him by a traveling Japanese fisherman) featuring a most uncouth scene – a young lady with her ankle exposed – before they found him out. (by athingforjaz)


'Twas a blissful summer evening, and the gentle tintinnabulation of the windchimes over the ukiyo-e kindled an atmosphere of tranquil harmony, ideal for the kind of lucubration my novel required; and were it not for the strange, clumsy, uncouth, buck-toothed goon in outlandish garb swaying awkwardly on my porch (an old VHS tape of Diff'rent Strokes: Season 2 clutched in one hand as he wiped his soggy nose with the other), I might well have made some real progress that night.

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 09, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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