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:

5

The mammothrept became less sprack when he tried to deliver his screaming patois through the dreadnought over his head.

(by rpasenow)

4

'If you do that, I'll thcream and thcream and thcream 'till I'm thick,' threatened Violet Elizabeth Bott, a puling, befrilled mammothrep, as William, in one sprack, decisive thrust, deaf to this lisping patois, loaded her with the scrap iron that he was collecting towards the war effort's Dreadnought appeal.

(by Et Seqq)

3

In the coded patois used by sailors during WWII on board the nation’s stealthiest dreadnoughts, the word sprack did not just mean sprightly or lively but ‘misleadingly lively’ as in the case of ‘one who is lively today but who will be dead tomorrow’ and the word mammothrept did not just mean a spoilt child but ‘a spoilt scared child’ as in the case of ‘an enemy soldier who cries out for his mommy and rubs his teary eyes in the middle of a battle’.

(by Sami)

2

"That's quite a sprack little mammothrept you've got there, Ma'am," Dudley said, in that quirky idiomatic patois none of us could ever quite fathom, adding: "May he give up the ghost valiantly in the path of a dreadnought."

(by saintdufus)

1

 The dreadnought pressed on against the surly sea with the intractability of a wayward mammothrept -insolent against mother nature as she buffeted the behemoth  with sprack waves and blustery winds, which drowned out the communication of the ship's crew whose squalls were not unlike the unintelligible patois of the citizens of Babel.

(by logorrhea)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 09, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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