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:


A wave of anxiety nearly capsized the haberdasher as he waded through the flotsam of fabric and jettisoned raiment on the atelier floor, for he feared that the piece de resistance of his collection, a trig zoot suit of impeccable tailoring, would clash with the design principles that had inhered in his aesthetic over the years and had made him a successful chandler of men’s apparel.

(by logorrhea)


If it is silly to conclude that light inheres in the soul of a chandler just because he sells candles, why should we conclude that order inheres in the mind a dandy just because his raiments are trig?

(by Rudi)


After agonising for ages over a choice of raiment suitably becoming, Raymond was anxious that he should cut a trig and dapper figure, regrettably overlooking the smears of candle wax that still inhered droopingly in his chandler's moustache.

(by Et Seqq)


My friend Trig Chandler is neat, trim, smart, and a maker of candles--making him a rare example of someone who inherently "lives up to his name," which is uncommon in this world (as is Trig's typical raiment: shoes shaped like chicken-feet, a conical party-hat fastened tactfully about his yarbles, and a lobster bib).

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, July 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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