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:


There I was, fishing rod in hand, edging ever so slowly on my stomach (thereby practising extreme reptation) towards a hole in the ice expertly sawn by my Inuit blood-brother using his narrow kerf chain saw (what else?), when I thought that I heard an imposing inukshuk cairn address me, Cassandra-like, cautioning 'Your blubbery embonpoint cannot well be borne, for the ice is wafer thin and thawing fast'; but I scoffed at the very notion, and so here I am, with sea-nymphs hourly ringing my knell, and I'm wet and hysterical withal.

(by Et Seqq)


"I won't be in adoring reptation at your feet, nor will I contribute a single kerf to the construction of an Inukshuk that deifies you, for although you are a remarkably accurate Cassandra, I prefer to ignore the doomsayers like you, even if they are right, and to throw my lot in with the optimists, even if they are wrong." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, June 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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